Kenya: Six people hacked to death during failed attempt to evict Mengo farm in Trans-Nzoia County

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Tension ran high on Saturday after six people were killed following an attempt to evict squatters from Mengo Farm in Trans-Nzoia County.

The six were among a group of 40 who had been hired to evict the squatters from the parcel of land which has been marred in ownership wrangles.

Trans-Nzoia County Commissioner Stephen Ikua confirmed that four youths were in police custody in connection with the incident which also left seven homesteads razed to the ground. [Read More]

Kenya: Thousands left homeless after Kyang’ombe demolition

Kyang’ombe slum which is situated around the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been demolished. According to JKIA officials, the slum sits in the direct flight path, which poses a great risk to the safety of planes as well as endangering the lives of the slum dwellers.

Muungano Wa Wanavijiji and local residents believe that there is more that meets the eye. The residents were being evicted because private developers with powerful political connections have acquired the land illegally.
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