The demolition is said to pave way for the Express way. Those occupying the area had been given eight hours notice to vacate the premises failure to which they will be forcefully ejected. Traders within Nairobi Railways club premises on Wednesday woke up only to find where they have been doing business flattened.
Authorities descended on the area at night. On Wednesday a dozen of police officers kept vigil at the gate only allowing hotel workers into the highly guarded premises. “ we do not allow anyone in,we only allow hotel workers,go and find out finer details at Kenya Railways headquarters.” A senior police officer said.
Pharis Ngotho the acting CEO for Kenya Railways staff pension scheme had written to those occupying the premises. Ngotho said,“ Further to the gazette notice no.2161 of 2020, a presidential order has been issued to Kenya National Highway Authority KeNHA to enter into and acquire premises beginning 15th September 2020 for the commencement of the project Nairobi Express Way roads.”