[PHOTOS] Locals in Dagoretti South decry grabbing of public land

They placed boulders and lit bonfires on the Kaberia road

In Summary

•According to the residents, the public land that was previously used as a marketplace had been grabbed by a private developer.

•They said the ongoing construction had cut links to a public road serving several schools and churches in the area.

Residents of Kaberia, Dagoreti South Constituency block the road using stones and burning tires during a demonstration on 4th March 2022 decrying a piece of public land that was previously used as a marketplace, grabbed by a private developer.
Residents of Kaberia, Dagoreti South Constituency block the road using stones and burning tires during a demonstration on 4th March 2022 decrying a piece of public land that was previously used as a marketplace, grabbed by a private developer.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Residents of Kaberia in Dagoretti South Constituency, Nairobi County, blocked the road in protest over the alleged land grabbing of public land.

They placed boulders on the road and lit bonfires blocking Kaberia road during the Friday demonstrations. 

Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing at Kaberia on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing at Kaberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

According to the residents, the public land that was previously used as a marketplace had been grabbed by a private developer.

They said the ongoing construction had cut links to a public road serving several schools and churches in the area.

Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing at Kaberia on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing at Kaberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kavera Kimani, one of the residents, said the land once had a cattle dip and borehole for public use.

“We are going to petition through the lands committee in the Senate to ensure justice is served,” he said.

Some Kiberia residents hold placards demanding that justice is served on March 4.
Some Kiberia residents hold placards demanding that justice is served on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The angry residents blamed the involvement of some politicians and rich individuals in the alleged land grabbing.

Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Children play around the section of land where the construction is ongoing at Kiberia on March 4.
Children play around the section of land where the construction is ongoing at Kiberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing in Kiberia on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
A youth shields himself from hot flames while crossing a section of the road blocked by residents
A youth shields himself from hot flames while crossing a section of the road blocked by residents
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing on March 4.
Some youths block the road to protest the alleged land grabbing on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
A youth holds a placard demanding that justice is served at on March 4.
A youth holds a placard demanding that justice is served at on March 4.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
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