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Former LSK president volunteer to represent victims of Athi River demolitions

Nelson Havi, Former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President volunteers to represent victims of East African Portland Cement Company demolitions in Athi River, Machakos county.

In a statement on his X platform, Havi said the move was necessitated by Public demand following the inhuman demolition of homes.

Nelson Havi asked all the victims to get documents and valuation reports of their properties and get in touch with him for further action.

“Due to public demand, I will act for all the homeowners evicted from the property of East African Portland. Compile the documents under which you bought the property, get a valuation report of the land and developments, and get in touch with me for further action,” he said.

The move by Havi comes at a time when Kenyans have been sympathizing with victims of demolitions who have lost multimillion properties that were somewhat their lifetime investment.

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The demolitions which began on Friday hit the fourth day on Monday with an extra contingent of police officers deployed in the site to carry on with the flattening of structures.

On October 9, the Environment and Land Court in Machakos struck out a case that had been filed by ‘Aimi ma Lukenya’, who have been laying claim on the prime land measuring 4,298 acres.

Lady Justice A Nyukuri in her ruling noted that Aimi Ma Likenya had failed to serve their documents to the defendants as ordered by the court.

Leaders have come to the defence of Mavoko residents saying the demolitions are inhumane.

The government has nonetheless ignored the pleas and continued demolishing homes.

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