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KeNHA Officer In Trouble For ‘Breaking Into Woman’s Bedroom’ To Serve Demolition Order


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A woman in Busia has accused an officer from the Kenya National Highways Authority (KenHA)of invading her privacy in bid to serve her with a demolition order.

The middle-aged business woman Zilpa Bett, accuses Joseph Onyango of storming into her house before forcibly accessing her bedroom.

“He infringed on my right to privacy as I was undressed, when he stormed into my bedroom,” Ms Bett said.

Reports indicate that Mr Onyango went to notify Ms Bett that one of her houses at Tengewa area was earmarked for demolition as it was constructed on the Busia-Kisumu road reserve.

However, Ms Bett insists that the officer’s move was not justified.

“I want to know what KeNHA guidelines say on how notices should be served to recipients. KeNHA boss should intervene and ensure I get justice,” said the complainant.

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On his part, the accused dismissed the claims saying he served Ms Bett with the demolition notice when she was seated comfortable under a tree in her homestead.

“She has encroached [on land set aside by KeNHA for the expansion of Busia –Kisumu highway]. I served her with the notice, when I found her relaxing under the shade of tree in her compound. The woman is my mother’s age, and should speak the truth,” said Mr Onyango.

Both Ms Bett and the accused are reported to have recorded statements at Busia Police Station.

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