What makes the Mau squatters special? Is it because they are worth a few more votes? Is it because its all the politically connected who can local youths to cause?
Friday, July 31, 2009
Mau squaters shouldn't get compensation
Cast your mind back to 2004. Infront of the Daily Nation is a picture of the then Minster for Roads, Public Works, et al one Raila Odinga skipping over mud as he went to inspect the newly demolished millionaire properties that are making way for one of the Nairobi bypasses. At the time, everybody cheered him on. Nobody mentioned compensation for these victims of forced removals. Quite the opposite, there was a demand that the ex-owners of the said properties should pay for the machinery and manhours spent demolishing their properties.