The land grabbing saga involving Lang’ata Road Primary School and Airport View Housing Limited took a new twist today after a police boss was suspended. Lang’ata OCPD Mwangi Kuria was suspended after officers under his command tear-gassed school pupils involved in a demonstration over alleged grabbing of their playground.
The two-acre piece of land which was the subject of demonstrations by activists and pupils, degenerated into a scuffle which saw police lob teargas canisters at the protesters which resulted in one child being taken to hospital.
However, the suspended Kuria denied the tear-gassing of children and stood by the actions of the officers saying that the protesters has not notified authorities over the planned demonstration. Various leaders among them CORD leader Raila Odinga and former minister Martha Karua condemned the incident.
Amidst all the controversy, Airport claims to hold a title to the land and had moved to court seeking a permanent injunction restraining the Nairobi county government from interfering with the piece of land.