The news on this is reported mostly stereotypical – and they miss the point that state organs rarely follow the correct legal procedure.
“Illegal structures” on public land are common in Kenya – e.g. people have often erected their informal settlements on such land, or some who are struggling for income have set up such structures/ businesses on road reserves. In the news we see frequent violent demolishment of illegally erected homes, food stalls, shops for pay phones or kitchen needs, kiosks and even hospitals or schools. Continue reading “When media miss the point. The Law on Demolitions and Evictions”