The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Muhuri Tears Down Mombasa Council Wall

MUSLIM for Human Rights lobby group and the Municipal Council of Mombasa are face a legal contest following the demolition of a 5-metre long perimetre wall yesterday morning by Mumhuri.

The council was putting up the wall around Nyerere Estate on General Mathenge road. Muhuri showed the press documents revealing that the property has been sold to a private developer.

"Muhuri together with Kizingo residents are shocked by the council's decision to allocate part of this road reserve to private developers. We shall not accept that," said Muhuri director Hussein Khalid. Thee property is part of the General Mathenge Road from Agha Khan Hospital gate.

A search at the lands registry revealed that the council leased part of the road reserve to Mukeshkumar Ntwarlal Mehta and Prafulla Mukeshkumar Mehta's Nisha Printers Limited on December 12 1993 for 99 years.

Khalid added, "This is the only access road to the nearby hospital for the residents. School children and wananchi use this route." Mombasa town clerk Tubman Otieno said the council put up the wall to protect the property.

"I have been informed this morning by the people concerned that Muhuri mobilised wananchi to bring down a wall we had built to protect our property," he said.

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