With the construction of JKIA-Westlands Expressway, the Nairobi City has been treated to a number of disruptions, including demolitions. Among the city landmarks that have seen demolitions is the famous Lunar Park at Nairobi Railways Club. The joint which holds a number of businesses including restaurants and car bazaars, has been demolished to pave way for the Expressway and construction of a green park bus terminus.
However, amidst the demolitions, the Director General of the Nairobi Metropolitan Service General Badi has come out to reassure the business community and refuted claims that people will lose businesses. He has instead reiterated that businesses will continue uninterrupted and for those whose will be disrupted, necessary arrangements have been made to ensure adequate compensation.
Badi said the restaurants at Lunar Park will be spared but the car businesses will have to relocate and be compensated for the same. He stated that all they were doing was the redesigning and realigning of businesses to fit within the desired structure.
Badi further asked for cooperation, since the changes being undertaken are meant to ease congestion in the Central Business District (CBD) of Nairobi. The green park bus terminus to be constructed at the Nairobi Railways Club shall host PSVs plying Mombasa road, Lang’ata road and Ngong’ road routes, while other green park termini are to be established at Desai and Grogon roundabout for vehicles plying Westlands and Thika road.