MAKING WAY FOR EXPRESSWAY

[Photos] Demolitions: Traders vacate Nairobi Railways Club premises

The site is heavily guarded by dozens of police officers.

In Summary

• On Wednesday morning, a dozen of police officers kept vigil at the gate, only allowing hotel workers into the highly guarded premises.

• This follows an eight hour vacation notice by Pharis Ngotho, the acting CEO for Kenya Railways staff pension scheme.

Demolished Nairobi Railways club premises
Demolished Nairobi Railways club premises
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Business owners inside Nairobi Railways club premises have had to pack and leave after overnight demolitions of the clubhouse.

This follows an eight-hour vacation notice by Pharis Ngotho, the acting CEO for Kenya Railways staff pension scheme.

On Wednesday morning, a dozen police officers kept vigil at the gate, only allowing hotel workers into the highly guarded premises.

"We do not allow anyone in. We only allow hotel workers. Go and find out finer details at Kenya Railways headquarters," a senior police officer told the Star.

The demolition is said to pave the way for the expressway.

Traders vacate demolished Nairobi Railways club premises.
Traders vacate demolished Nairobi Railways club premises.
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National Land Commission chairperson Gershom Otachi had on March 12 through gazette notice No 2161  announced that the government intended to do a compulsory acquisition of some parcels of land to allow the multi-billion project to proceed.

Security guard peep demolished Nairobi Railways Club premises.
Security guard peep demolished Nairobi Railways Club premises.
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Demolished Nairobi Railways club premises on Wednesday
Demolished Nairobi Railways club premises on Wednesday
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Youths take part in demolishing Nairobi Railways Club fence.
Youths take part in demolishing Nairobi Railways Club fence.
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