Mr Sonko said the proprietors of the centre had been issued with fake allotment letters
He added that the letters prepared by a group of cartels allegedly led by suspended senior county officials.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has defended the move to close down Eden House Rehabilitation Centre and repossess the land, saying the facility was sitting on grabbed land.
Mr Sonko said the proprietors of the centre had been issued with fake allotment letters prepared by a group of cartels allegedly led by senior county officials who were suspended by his administration over corruption claims.
“In the meantime, we have already cancelled the fake allotment letters that were fraudulently prepared by a group of cartels led by our former senior officers and businessmen,” said Mr Sonko Monday.
He said apart from the centre, there were other public utilities grabbed within City Park, citing a borehole which used to serve the residents of Parklands and Westlands, a five-acre flower farm valued at Sh4.5 billion and part of the market which he blamed on unnamed businessmen.
“We have repossessed all the public amenities that had been grabbed in this place by a powerful cartel that has also issued a fake title deed for part of the market,” he said.