Raila visits Kijiji slum, claims powerful developer behind the fire

NASA Leader Raila Odinga before addressing the residents of the burnt Kijiji slums [Photo: Courtesy]

Was the fire incident at Kijiji slum in Langata an attempt to grab the land?

Well, the Grapevine has learnt that the incident could have been planned by land grabbers.

Reports indicate that the number of victims - 14,000 residents- said to have been left homeless by the fire could have been inflated to push up the compensation figures.

The plan, it is alleged, was to eject the residents by burning their homes then providing money for them to rebuild new homes elsewhere.

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga on Sunday also blamed grabbers for the fire and vowed that he will not allow the residents to be ejected from the area.

He blamed the plot on a private developer whom he did not mention by name.