On Tuesday, September 15, entrepreneurs at the Nairobi Luna Park asked Kenya Railways Corporation to give clear guidance on compensation once it moved to reclaim the land they were occupying.
In a press briefing, Chairman of the Railways Luna Park Traders Association, Clifford Ngwala, asked the managing director of Kenya Railways to outline clearly the plan for eviction.
“We have been here for the last 10 years, paying our rents to the Kenya Railways Retirement Benefits Scheme without fail and we demand a clear plan for our eviction and compensation before we leave the premises,” Ngwala stated
The business owners further claimed that a plan had been hatched to demolish their structures on Tuesday night, September 15.
They say the land would be used to develop the Nairobi Expressway Road Project.
The Expressway starts at Mlolongo to JKIA through the Nairobi CBD and ends at Westlands along Waiyaki Way in a public-private partnership (PPP).
“We are not going to interfere with Uhuru Park and therefore there should be no concerns from the public. There is enough land to accommodate the road project,” Engineer Peter Mundinia stated in June 2020.
Several environmental organizations have joined Kenyans behind the campaign to stop the construction of the Nairobi Expressway.
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