Kenya Railways removes buildings on it’s Nakuru land.

By Susan Njire

There was chaos in Nakuru Sunday morning as the Railways Corporation started demolishing buildings sitting on it’s land along Geoffrey Kamau way.
Several police officers were deployed to the area to oversee. The demolitions that started at around 4 am and are targeting restaurants, godowns, nightclubs, petrol station and motor vehicle yards among others.

The government is clearing the way for the rehabilitation of the Nairobi- Nakuru – Kisumu railway line by the Kenya Defence Forces.The government begun the rehabilitation of the old railway line in July after 25 years of neglect. The project will cost Sh 3.7 billion and is scheduled to be completed by March next year.

Kenya Railways maintains that owners of the businesses had been given sufficient time to vacate with Estate manager Patrick Nzomo saying that the agreement with the tenants is that they would be given a 90-day notice to vacate.The National Youth Service is undertaking the clearing of bushes along the 217-kilometre line and are also doing other manual jobs.

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