Roads ministry will demolish all structures on the Eastern and Northern road bypasses to pave way for road construction.
Roads Minister Franklin Bett has said all buildings standing on the road reserves will be pulled down as they are causing inordinate delays and losses on the part of the government as road contractors are unable to plan for the construction works.
Mr Bett who was supervising the demotion of a Sh100 million palatial house in the upmarket Spring Valley residential area, vowed that no one will be allowed to encroach on road reserves.
The minister pointed out that the residential building was sitting on the reserve of a road to link the Northern bypass with Limuru.
“This land was acquired by the government in 1973 and paid for using taxpayers’ money,” he said adding that the construction of the house is illegal.
Mr Bett warned other buildings on the road reserve would also be pulled down to pave way for the construction of the 21km bypass. He also mentioned that notices issued to property owners had expired adding that contractors were ready to begin work.
The Northern bypass goes through Marurui and Thome, crossing Kamiti Road at Githurai. It then passes Kahawa West and proceeds to Ruiru, after which it joins the Eastern bypass.The Northern and Eastern bypasses will cost Sh8.5 billion.