In Summary

  • Motorists will continue enjoying services after stations were opened.
  • Transport was paralyzed on Mombasa highway as protesters barricade the road.

Nairobi expressway destroyed by protesters during the anti-government protests organized by the opposition last week has resumed operations at the Mlolongo, Syokimau and the standard gauge railway toll stations.

Despite the ongoing repairs Moja expressway limited has urged motorists to exercise caution while driving.

During the Azimio la Umoja demonstrations on Wednesday, angry protesters destroyed metal grills that separated sections of the expressway.

Damages to the express way to cost over Kshs. 700M  

The incident prompted Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to visit the site to assess the damage.

Condemning the vandalism, Murkomen estimated that the repair of the expressway would cost approximately 700 million shillings.

“We witnessed pre planned attacks on key infrastructure. They came with equipment to cut copper wires. They targeted materials that they could sell, “he said

The damage could be over 5 million dollars on the expressway not adding the damage to the railway stations,”

Following the incident, the government vowed that the organizers of the protests will bear the cost of repairing the damaged sections of the 87 billion shillings road.

Meanwhile Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has said that the government has not Not banned political rallies as long as they are conducted within the law.This follows a warning by President William Ruto regarding anti government protests slated for Wednesday to Friday this week in order to compel the government to address the high cost of living the President insisting that he will not allow lawlessness in the country.

The Nairobi Expressway, a vital infrastructure project worth 87 billion shillings, is a key element in the government’s plan to alleviate traffic congestion in the capital. The project aims to create a seamless connection between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Westlands area, reducing travel time significantly.

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