Kenya: Raila Junior Slams Nema for Demolishing Java, Shell Station in Kileleshwa

A bulldozer pulls down a section of Java House and Shell petrol station in Kileleshwa on August 6, 2018.

Raila Odinga Junior has slammed National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) for demolishing Shell petrol station and Java House premises in Kileleshwa on Monday.

On Monday, Nema brought down several structures in Kileleshwa estate which are built on the banks of Nairobi River.

More structures were brought down on Tuesday.

But the son of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was not impressed by the move, wondering on Twitter who had cleared them for construction in the first place.

Okay I wonder why because this shell Killeleshwa has been there since I was born, also why destroy only the java and not the flats behind ? How did it get built witouht Nema approval?

-- Raila Junior Odinga (@Railajunior) August 6, 2018

His followers, however, faulted his logic.

Kiprop Arap Shaaban retorted: "I think its not supposed to be there, it doesn't matter if you had been born or not."

S U N K U Y I A added: "Anything that is on the road reserve MUST and HAS to go down... we don't want to know when, how it was built... Or by http://WHO.It rains everywhere."

Gimichamo ikuano went on: "Its called righting the wrongs!! Buildings on wetlands should be brought down Java just curtain raised."

Walubengo Wakoli said: "Most things went wrong in Kenya before you and NEMA were born. NEMA was born on 1st July 2002 (bado ni teenager) na wewe je?"

Otieno Otuoma said: "Wrong question woud Jakom. There are mistakes as old as your own grandparents, and their lengthy timelines don't make them right. Secondly, the choice of when a person wakes up from slumber to make amends for mistakes is their own cup of tea."

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