By Kevin Koech
Drama ensued at a government in Nairobi after Makadara MP George Aladwa was turned away.
The lawmaker arrived at the National Government Offices with a crowd of traders who were protesting the demolition of their business.
Aladwa was accompanied by the traders to the Makadara Deputy County Commissioner’s office to serve a court order stopping the demolition of structures at Uhuru Market.
However, police officers chased away the MP ans the traders citing contravention of COVID-19 protocols.
“We came to serve this court order but we were told that they were having tea and we should wait. Did they wait for our traders before demolishing their businesses?” argued Maringo/Hamza MCA Mark Ndung’u.
Aladwa disclosed that he spent Ksh200,000 to obtain a court order suspending the evictions.
He added that he seek another order to stop the ongoing construction on the land.
The land in question was reportedly allocated to an Eritrean national.
“Here is the court order and the receipt. We paid it without asking the traders for money. We will follow through until justice is served,” the MP said.