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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH APRIL 2018-Traders operating around Ngara roundabout in Nairobi are counting losses amounting to thousands of shillings after the Nairobi County Government demolished their structures.
The move according to the county leadership will pave way for construction of a bus terminus to de-congest the city.
Deputy Director of Enforcement Peter Mbaya says that a three month notice which had been extended by two weeks for businesses to vacate the area has already expired.
He stated that the operation is targeting businesses that are illegally positioned in public areas which limit movement of matatus in and out of the city centre.
“The Nairobi City County government is today demolishing illegal structures built on bus terminals along major highways. The exercise is aimed at restoring the original space allocated to public bus terminals in order to allow for free flow of traffic,” he said.
He added that after the demolition process is completed at the Fig Tree terminus in Ngara, the government will move the process to Desai Road, Park Road, Muthurwa and finally Railways.
Mbaya however clarified that this was an interim one ,adding that the movement of Matatu towards and from the CBD will eventually be eradicated.