(Photos) Church donates food to Nubians displaced by demolitions in Kibos

The church members donated food to the vulnerable families living in poor conditions.

In Summary

•The demolitions, which were carried out on February 5, left more than 3,500 people homeless. 

•The Kenya Railways said the mosque and other structures in the area were demolished to pave the way for the rehabilitation of the old railway line from Nakuru to Kisumu at a cost of Sh3.8 billion.

Nubians whose houses were demolished by Kenya Railways and currently camping at Kibos receiving food donations from Kisumu Women of Faith on March 9, 2021.
Nubians whose houses were demolished by Kenya Railways and currently camping at Kibos receiving food donations from Kisumu Women of Faith on March 9, 2021.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

Members of the Africa Nineveh church on Tuesday visited the Nubian community camping at Kibos who were left homeless after their houses were demolished by Kenya Railways.

The church members donated food to the vulnerable families living in poor conditions.

The demolitions, which were carried out on February 5, left more than 3,500 people homeless. 

Kisumu Women of Faith led by Archbishops Winnie Owiti (VOSH) and Betty Onyango (L) of Africa Nineveh church when they visited Nubians camping at Kibos after their houses were demolished by Kenya Railways.
Kisumu Women of Faith led by Archbishops Winnie Owiti (VOSH) and Betty Onyango (L) of Africa Nineveh church when they visited Nubians camping at Kibos after their houses were demolished by Kenya Railways.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

The Kenya Railways said the mosque and other structures in the area were demolished to pave the way for the rehabilitation of the old railway line from Nakuru to Kisumu at a cost of Sh3.8 billion.

Several lobbies have come up to condemn the demolitions including the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims which said the demolitions were carried out at night without any prior warning given to residents.

Archbishops Winnie Owiti (VOSH) and Betty Onyango (L) of Africa Nineveh church give food donations to Nubian community camping at Kibos on March 9, 2021.
Archbishops Winnie Owiti (VOSH) and Betty Onyango (L) of Africa Nineveh church give food donations to Nubian community camping at Kibos on March 9, 2021.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

"We are signatories to the UN Convention on Evictions which requires that evictions be done in a humane manner. This includes that they [demolitions] should not be done at night," Supkem chairman Hassan ole Naado said.

He said the demolitions offended the Islamic faith.

A woman camping at Kibos is overwhelmed with grief when Women of Faith visited them at the site on March 9, 2021.
A woman camping at Kibos is overwhelmed with grief when Women of Faith visited them at the site on March 9, 2021.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

National Muslim Leaders Forum deputy chairman Yusuf  Mwigu also said, “I did not expect the government to demolish a place of worship. I hope they build a mosque at the same spot to show that they know they have made a mistake.”

The clerics want those displaced resettled and be issued with title deeds.

A woman camping at Kibos is overwhelmed with grief when Women of Faith visited them at the site on March 9, 2021.
A woman camping at Kibos is overwhelmed with grief when Women of Faith visited them at the site on March 9, 2021.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO