Govt initiates plan to demolish city slum for Expressway

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 9 Oct, 2021 14:18 | < 1 min read
Section of Nairobi Expressway. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Kenyan government has issued a statement saying that part of Mukuru Kwa Njenga estate located in Nairobi County will be demolished in order to give room for the Nairobi Expressway.

In a notice which was issued by Nairobi Deputy Regional Commissioner James Kianda, those that have been issued eviction orders should cooperate.

In the notice dated Friday, October 8, Mukuru Kwa Njenga and estates adjacent to it will be affected by the plans. Those living or running businesses along Catherine Ndereba Road will be the most affected.

The plan is to have the expressway linked to Industrial area which will see transport decongested within the city.

“The exit is expected to kick off from the City Cabanas junction and stretch all the way to the Nairobi Railway Station that is a terminus for vehicles that operate along Ngong Road,” the statement read in part.

Speaking to K24 Digital on Saturday, October 9, Kianda said that police officers and officials attached to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service will be called to oversee the demolitions.

“The road is there to serve the people who reside within Mukuru Kwa Njenga slums so we expect them to work with us for easier movement of the project,” he said, adding that once the road is completed then the people should have easy access to the Nairobi CBD.

The government is already engaging those that have been affected and is requesting them to move out peacefully.

In the last two weeks, a number of structures have been demolished in various parts of the city.

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