The government is set to spend Ksh 5 billion to acquire Nairobi’s Railway Club, to free up land for the augmentation of Uhuru Highway and construction of a passenger terminal.
The passenger terminal is to be a pass-way for matatus coming through Machakos and Langata roads at Railway Golf land off Uhuru Highway.
The State had earlier in March published a Kenya Gazatte notice listing parcels of land that were to be acquired for the Nairobi Expressway Road Project, meant to decongest the city from unending traffic congestions.
Speaking via a statement to Pensioners, Senator Johnson Sakaja confirmed this saying the 5 billion would cater for the needs of railway’s pensioners needs.
The Senate Labour Committee said the Treasury had transferred the 5 billion to the National Land Commission to aid the compensation for land owed by the Kenya Railways Retirement Pension Scheme.
Other Lands to be acquired for the project are The Technical University of Kenya , the University of Nairobi, Dyer and Blair Investment Bank, Doshi Holdings, Simba Colt Motors , Next Gen Office Suites and the Kenya Railways Corporation.