Angry residents stormed the South C area in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon and demolished property which is constructed on land that is claimed to be under the Nairobi City council.
The irate youths destroyed a temporary wall that had been built around the public land at the presence of Governor Sonko.
The land in question is supposed to be an open space meant for parking and building of a market at South C Ward.
Before storming the grabbed properties, Sonko wrote a detailed Facebook post describing the events that led to the grabbing of land owned by Avtar Singh Nadhra.
Sonko stated that there is a conspiracy by land grabbers together with county and national government officials to steal land from members of the public.
The county boss on Tuesday made rounds in different parts of the city in a bid to identify grabbed public lands and reclaim them.
After completing his mission at South C, Sonko headed to Parklands area to repossess a grabbed land that was allocated for public playground at city park estate.
At parklands, he headed to another grabbed land belonging to Nairobi’s Loresho Water Reservoir that was grabbed by a private developer two decades ago.
Sonko has been on the spot for fearlessly and publicly fighting cartels in Nairobi city.
He has employed different mechanisms in fighting the powerful, corrupt individuals in Nairobi including demolishing their properties and exposing secret phone conversations between him and the cartels.
The Tuesday afternoon tour comes a week after his plea to the president where he asked the head of state to aid him in fighting the corrupt cartels in Nairobi county.
“Lakini rais ile cartel tunaojaribu kudismantle hii Nairobi itafika mahali Mweshimiwa rais uingilie. Ile cartel iko hii Nairobi ni kubwa zaidi, nahitaji msaada wako kudismantle,” said Sonko.
Sonko made this plea on October 16 during the launch of the construction of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)-Westlands Expressway in Nairobi.