The Sh17 billion project funded by China Exim Bank had stalled for nearly five months after KWS rejected a proposal by Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) to extend the park’s boundary to accommodate the road.
On Friday, the three parties signed an easement deal allowing the construction of the dual carriage road through the park by a Chinese firm. Acting Chairman of KWS board of trustees Peter Kinyua said they had a lot of deliberation before reaching the “hard decision”.
He said they had pegged the area after working diligently with KeNHA and the Ministry to ensure animals are not disturbed by the project. The land, is a four kilometres stretch from Ole Sereni Hotel junction – on Mombasa Road – Langata Road at Carnivore Restaurant junction.
By Moses Nyamori, The Standard