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Sonko speaks after court allows commencement of Pangani Housing Program

Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has revealed Pangani residents were paid to vacate. On Thursday, Sonko noted the issue should not be politicized as Shs 600, 000 compensation to each tenant meant to pave for affordable housing program under Big Four Agenda. 

According to Nairobi City Governor, he prefers to be one-term city boss than proceed to the second term with no development. He, therefore, reinstated his administration had complied with the constitution. On Thursday morning,

‘High court dismissed care filed last week by Pangani residents who seeking to stop plans for the construction of affordable housing units’

“The residents’ lawyer misled the High Court by not admitting that the county had complied with the provision of Article 40 (4) of the Constitution by compensating the tenants and even giving them the first priority to own the housing units to be constructed.”Mike Sonko noted on his official Facebook page

Sonko further noted that with his government and that of President Uhuru Kenyatta all residents who are located in areas sited for affordable housing program must pave the way. This, he says is for construction purposes

“However, all the tenants shall be compensated and given first priority to own the first houses to be constructed before they are served with notices to vacate, ” he added

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