Shock As Over 400 Houses Lined Up for Demolition in Dar es Salaam

By Jackline Masinde

Kibamba — A blanket of gloom hung over Iloganzila residential settlement in Kibamba Constituency on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam yesterday, in the wake of some of the 400 houses earmarked for demolition were knocked down.

The exercise, in fulfilment of a court decision that the structures had been erected illegally, was suspended after two of the three bulldozers assigned to the scene got stuck in mud.

Deployment of the third one to pull them out flopped as it got a tyre puncture. The demolition is expected to resume today.