State abandons bid to excise Uhuru Park for expressway

Kenya National Highways Authority Director-General Peter Mundinia gives journalists an update on the sprucing up of Kangudo Road on August 15, 2019. He has defended the building of the JKIA expressway. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The expressway will cost you an arm and a leg through a toll station amounting to Sh3.2 million individually by the time the Chinese concession ends in the next 30 years.
  • It is a zero-return investment for Kenya and an outright rip-off, coming at a time when the World Bank has warned Kenya might find it hard to pay her debts for living beyond her means.

The government now says it has gone back to the drawing board and varied designs for the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Expressway in order to leave Uhuru Park intact.

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