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Residents, County face off over Woodley Houses amid threats

By MAC OTANI February 19th, 2018 1 min read

Trouble is brewing in Woodley Estate with residents accusing some Nairobi County government officials of sending goons to illegally evict them from the county houses.

Woodley Residents Welfare Society chairman Samson Gachago claimed one resident was accosted by thugs on Sunday February 11, 2018 outside her gate and threatened that if she does not vacate her house by February 28, 2018 she would suffer consequences.

Gachago said the alleged threat followed a notice purported to be from County Director of Housing Marion Rono that was posted on her gate notifying her that her tenancy had been terminated.

“If her tenancy was terminated, what was the need of sending thugs to threaten her?” he posed.

The residents’ society has appealed to Governor Mike Sonko to intervene and investigate illegal re-allocation of county houses in Woodley and intimidation of tenants before things escalate.

Mr Gachago said the threatened tenant already reported the matter to Kilimani Police Station on February 12, 2018.

An official from Sonko’s Office has told Nairobi News the governor has been made aware of the complaints by Woodley residents and has undertaken the allegations will be fully investigated.