KeNHA director-general, Peter Mundinia [Photo: The Standard]
The Nairobi Railways Club, has been given a notice of 8 hours, to vacate its premises or face eviction.
In a letter addressing the Club’s management, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) said the notice was in
reference to another letter, dated September 11th 2020, where the club was ordered to vacate the premises or face eviction.
Earlier this year, on March 12th, 2020, the government issued a gazetted notice ordering the club to vacate and pave way for the construction of the road.
“Further to the Gazette Notice no. 2161 of 2020, a presidential order has been issued to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to enter into and acquire the premises (Nairobi Railways Club) beginning September 15, 2020, for the commencement of the project Nairobi Expressway Road,” part of the letter read.
This morning, authorities manning the area, only allowed the club’s workers into the premises, following the expected planned construction.
According to KeNHA Director General Peter Mundinia, the express-way will play a big role in the journey to attain the country’s aspirations of the Vision 2030, to make Kenya a globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of life by 2030.
“If you are to use the entire corridor from Mlolongo through Nairobi up to James Gichuru you will pay Ksh300 for a small vehicle; if you exit anywhere in between then you will pay pro-rata,” detailed Mundinia.
National Land Commission Chairperson Gershom Otachi, confirmed that the government intends to use the land for the multi-billion project soon.