Traders who have been running businesses around the Nairobi Railway Club woke up to massive demolitions following an elapse of an eight-hour eviction notice that was issued by (KeNHA) Kenya National Highways Authority .
The demolition is said to pave way for the four-lane dual carriageway Nairobi Expressway construction, a 27.1km project expected to be complete by the end of 2022. Majority of those affected were business persons owning car dealer yards within the area.
The National Land Commission Chairperson Mr. Gershon Otachi on 12th March had gazetted the acquisition of the piece of land.KeNHA said the Nairobi Railway Club had been earlier issued a notice to vacate on the 11th of September or face forceful eviction.
In a Gazette Notice no. 2161 of 2020, a presidential order had been issued to KeNHA to acquire the Nairobi Railway Club beginning from 15th September 2020 for the commencement of the project, Nairobi Expressway. This road is expected to originate from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport all the way to Westlands in a bid to decongest traffic in Nairobi City.