BY SHADRACK NYAKOE
At least 27, 000 families in Mkuru Kwa Njenga slums are spending the nights in the cold since October last year.
They have called on the National government to offer them shelter.
The families were rendered homeless after NMS demolished their houses to pave way for the expansion of Mombasa road.
The families said they have been living in the place for over 20 years and tha t it’s the only place they call home.
They said they were evicted for political reasons.
“Mimi nilikuwa mtu najiweza, mawe mnaona hapo ilikuwa gorofa yangu, sasa niko kwa hema naomba hata chakula,” those were the words of Ben Ocharo 46, a mason and father to six children.
His second last born son Ocharo Raytone Olaro 14 scored 380 Marks at, Our Lady of Nazareth Primary School.
He was called to join Mbita High School- a national school in Homa-Bay County but he is unable to raise the fees for secondary school.
“Sasa kila mtu anarudisha mtoto shule na mimi leo niko na wangu hapa kwa hema, na hakuna ofisi sijaingia juu ya huyu mtoto, maajabu sana,” the mason wondered.
“I have nowhere to go; I appeal to Kenya Government or any well-wisher to come to my rescue because I don’t deserve this. Reach me any time through Contact- 0720718226 *Ben Ocharo father),” he pleaded.
He said they all depend on food rations from well-wishers which is not consistent.