A family in Embu Town has been evicted from a government residence in Embu County and is pleading with the housing authorities at the government level for help.
According to 50-year-old Alousio Kariuki, his wife has been employed as a casual worker at the Embu Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital for the past 20 years. Four years ago, the house was given to her because of her mother’s poor health.
He claimed that despite their entreaties, the officials in charge of the residences ignored them and that their lack of a pay stub was the basis for their eviction.
Joycelyn Kagendo, Kariuki’s wife, claimed that the family’s belongings were tossed outside in the rain and damaged during the eviction.
She claimed she had no unpaid rent balance of Ksh. 1,000 per month.
Raymond Kinyua, CECM, the County of Embu’s Lands Incharge, denounced the evictions and pointed out that, given the continuous rains, humanitarian concerns had to be taken into account.
In order to resolve some of the interrelated problems affecting the citizens, he also urged cooperation between representatives of the county and national governments.