07/25/2018

Urgent Action: Thousands of Residents’ Risk Forced Eviction (Kenya: UA 141.18)


Approximately 3,000 residents of the Deep Sea informal settlement in Nairobi are at imminent risk of forced eviction due to the EU funded ‘Missing Link’ road project constructed by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA).

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Approximately 3,000 residents of the Deep Sea informal settlement in Nairobi are at imminent risk of forced eviction due to the EU funded ‘Missing Link’ road project constructed by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA).

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Transport Cabinet Secretary and KURA to publicly reassure Deep Sea residents that they will not be forcibly evicted;
  • Urging the Transport Cabinet Secretary and KURA to continue to engage in genuine negotiations to find adequate alternative housing for all those in Deep Sea who cannot provide for themselves through a process that respects their human rights;
  • Calling on the EU to ensure that the ‘Missing Link’ project does not lead to forced evictions.

Contact these two officials by 5 September, 2018:
Cabinet Secretary
E. James Wainaina Macharia

Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development
P.O Box 52692-00200
Nairobi, Kenya
Fax: +254-20-2730330
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Cabinet Secretary

Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae,
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
2249 R St. NW,

Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 387 6101 | Fax: 202 462 3829
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Twitter: @KenyaembassyDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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