Road expansion impacts business and residents
Local media in Kenya have reported that the expansion of the road between Bomas of Kenya and Corner Baridi in Kajiado County will mean "hundreds of businesses and residential buildings will be demolished." This includes sections of the fruit market in Ongata Rongai.
According to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA): “we had issued notices in 2017 and our people have been doing it since June. Anything that lies on the road reserves will have to go."
It is unclear when the demolition will begin, but it is anticipated that the expansion of the road will ease peak hour traffic.
No tender has been issued as yet, but priority project status has been allocated to this project in the current financial year.
According to Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development James Macharia, the project will be funded through annuity roads financing.
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