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[PHOTOS]: Mukuru Kayaba decry poor living conditions occasioned by road demolitions

The demolished roads have exposed locals to filthy water making them prone to diseases.

In Summary

•Locals have appealed to the government to take up the action of completing the road that has caused nightmares.

•The demolished roads have exposed locals to filthy water making them prone to typhoid and cholera.

Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba.January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA
Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba.January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA

Road sections demolitions at Mukuru Kayaba has exposed residents to poor living conditions.

The demolished roads have left locals exposed to filthy water making them prone to waterborne diseases like typhoid and Cholera.

Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba. January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA
Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba. January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA

According to the residents, the demolition has also increased their day to day challenges including limited access to water and cleaning areas.

Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba. January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA
Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba. January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA

Some business premises were put down during the road demolitions making it difficult for the locals to earn a living.

Dida Roba, a local at Mukuru Kayaba is one of the affected business owners who was forced to improvise how to earn a living.

Dida Roba a local at Mukuru Kayaba now walks house to house trading tomatoes and onions after his business stall was among those brought down to pave way for the construction of a road within the area. January 26, 2022 / CHARLENE MALWA
Dida Roba a local at Mukuru Kayaba now walks house to house trading tomatoes and onions after his business stall was among those brought down to pave way for the construction of a road within the area. January 26, 2022 / CHARLENE MALWA

Roba now walks house to house trading tomatoes and onions after his business stall was among those brought down to pave way for the construction of a road within the area.

A section of houses right next to a polluted Nairobi River, locals have called upon the government to create employment opportunities for the Youths to handle dumping as themselves are unable to pay them due to the low income they earn. January 26, 2022 / CHARLENE MALWA
A section of houses right next to a polluted Nairobi River, locals have called upon the government to create employment opportunities for the Youths to handle dumping as themselves are unable to pay them due to the low income they earn. January 26, 2022 / CHARLENE MALWA

Locals have appealed to the government to take up the action of completing the road that has caused nightmares.

Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba. TJanuary 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA
Food vendors set up their business premises across filthy waters brought about by poor drainage systems due to demolished road sections across Mukuyu Kayaba. TJanuary 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA
A man struggles to climb up a steep remains of section of a road at Mukuru Kayaba highlighting the challenges the locals face in accessing essential areas such as houses and business premises. January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA
A man struggles to climb up a steep remains of section of a road at Mukuru Kayaba highlighting the challenges the locals face in accessing essential areas such as houses and business premises. January 26, 2022/ CHARLENE MALWA