Hundreds left homeless as houses demolished in Dunga Unuse slums

One person was injured and several others arrested when armed police officers raided Dunga Unuse slums in Mombasa County on Tuesday in fresh evictions that brought down a church and more than 50 houses.

The officers armed with teargas, sniffer dogs, firearms and rungus demolished the properties in the wee hours of the morning forcing more than 400 people to sleep in the cold with clear instructions that they were only executing a court order.

Led by the Changamwe Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Betty Grace Chepng’eno, the more than 40 Administration Police officers and some youth, who were allegedly hired, destroyed homes of the families in the disputed land said to be owned by influential people in the National Government.