Tena market traders demand Sh700m from roads body

In Summary

  • The traders have each rejected a Sh50,000 “disturbance allowance” from Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura).
  • The traders say they constructed permanent stalls, which cost each trader Sh1.5 million, and two power rooms.

 

 

A group of 374 traders at Nairobi’s Tena community market has moved to court seeking Sh700 million in compensation over impending eviction from public land.

KURA has earmarked their stalls, near Tena estate in Embakasi, for demolition to pave way for the Sh14 billion expansion of the Outer Ring Road. The roads body is seeking to compulsorily acquire a seven-metre wide swathe of land from all landowners along the road.

The traders at the community market argue that their investment in the structures must be factored into compensation plans.

“On July 17, 2007, the City Council of Nairobi, through its Social Services and Housing committee, approved the allocation of 320 stalls and a power room to the petitioners,” the petition lodged at the court reads. “The council further approved construction of additional stalls on the remaining space.”

 

 

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