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Take your nonsense to hell - Sonko shuts down journalist who questioned Pangani evictions

Govenor Mike Sonko flips out

Take your nonsense to hell - Governor Mike Sonko blurts out over Pangani evictions

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday morning barked at a Twitter user who had posed numerous questions concerning the Pangani evictions carried out on Monday night.

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Business journalist Juma G, had questioned the nature in which the county government carried out the evictions highlighting that some of the residents had not been compensated.

"Why should people be evicted at midnight without warning? Why should people's property be crashed in houses? Even animals can think better. What is wrong with people in this government? What happened at Pangani is so unfortunate and a shame!" she posted.

In response, Governor Sonko stated: "Take your NONSENSE to hell. Those not paid are the ones who refused to take the money, and we are not going to pay them. Let them go to court. We shall not allow development plans to be politicized."

The governor accompanied his comments with a photo of a woman holding a bank cheque, appearing to be one of those compensated by the county government.

Pangani late night evictions

In an interview with reporters on Tuesday, the Governor disclosed that 48 families in the Pangani evictions had been allocated units in the new buildings the county government is set to put up in the next two years.

He further explained that despite court cases, the county government had never been barred from carrying out the evictions.

"The court did not issue any orders restraining us from starting this project. Since we had served them with notices. We have no regrets or apologies to make.

"However, our offer still stands, and I hereby again repeat myself that all the old tenants shall be the first ones to occupy the new units. They are all landlords in waiting," he clarified.

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