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Why let us build homes then demolish them?

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Syokimau residents on Monday blamed the government for issuing them with approvals to construct homes and destroying the same buildings it had approved.


They told Capital News that the Mavoko County Council and the Machakos Municipal Council duly approved their plans as required.

“We got all our papers… we got the allotment letters. Before any constructions we had to get approval from Mavoko, isn’t Mavoko county council a government institution? This is the same government destroying our homes,” David Singombe whose four-bedroomed palatial home was destroyed wondered.

He said he did not understand why the government was having double standards.

Singombe who moved his family to his home about a year ago says he purchased the half acre piece of land in 2008 and had his papers searched at the Lands Ministry to establish if his land was legally acquire and once he confirmed it was genuine, he went ahead to obtain it...Click here