1,122 Medina residents

What is affected
Housing private
personal property
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 16 December 2010
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country Kenya
Location Medina Municipal Council of Garissa

Affected persons

Total 1122
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

recourse to justice against the government

Details Kenya_gi-escr_escr-net_amicuscuriae_intervention_garissa_final.pdf


Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

In December 2010, 1122 people living in Medina location, Municipal Council of Garissa, Kenya were rendered homeless and had personal property - including building materials and household goods - destroyed during an eviction. Following the eviction, they were not provided with alternative land or alternative housing and were not provided adequate notice nor the opportunity for meaningful participation in decisions related to the eviction.

The eviction resulted in the residents relocating to areas where access to free and compulsory basic education for children as well as other essential services was compromised. The amicus submission requests the court to issue interim measures, including injunctive relief, to prevent any further evictions in the area as well as mandatory injunction, or a ‘writ of mandamus’ to return the victims as close as possible to the status quo ante. This is an interim measure pending a hearing on the merits in due course.

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