Transport Cabinet Secretary on Wednesday, April 19, explained that the Nairobi Expressway exit at the Central Business District (CBD) was not constructed after the government failed to provide land for the toll stations.
While responding to queries over the project before the National Assembly, Murkomen revealed that the CBD exit points were included in the design with toll stations set to be constructed at Uhuru Park and part of Kenya Railways Golf Club.
However, environmental activists raised concerns arguing that to pave way for the project, destructions will have to be done on a section of Uhuru Park – which is considered a national monument.
He added that the Kenya Railways management also raised concerns after it was designed for a toll station to be built in the middle of the golf course.
A police car atop of the elevated section of the Nairobi Expressway on July 31, 2022.
Owing to the challenges, the China Road and Bridge Corporation abandoned the exit and carried on with the rest of the 27-kilometer stretch.
On the other hand, he noted that the government had settled on the Green Park Terminus as the CBD exit with construction scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.
Murkomen indicated that altering the legacy project of President Uhuru Kenyatta would take eight months.
“The construction of the exit will take eight months from the date of the issuance of the contracting authority which is expected to be…
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