Southend tenants dodge bulldozers to save property

August 8, 2018 10:39 am
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Those who spoke to Capital FM News said they received calls while asleep and had to rush to what was their source of income/MOSES MUOKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 – It was a race against time for hundreds of tenants at Southend Mall Wednesday morning as they tried to salvage their property.

The mall was undergoing demolition for being built on riparian land.

Many tenants said they knew nothing about the imminent demolition.

Those who spoke to Capital FM News said they received calls while asleep and had to rush to what was their source of income.

Some have expressed fear of losing millions in terms of business since they stand to lose customers who were fond of the mall due to its strategic location.

The mall, linked to a former legislator, hosts beauty shops, forex bureaus, chemists, and a hospital among others.

In a case of outright impunity, the Nairobi River was diverted to pave way for mall, which has been a centre of controversy, with court orders often stopping previous demolitions efforts.

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