Business Tenants of the famous Toi market in Kibra have been left shocked after their structures were demolished. The demolition comes in the wake of a protracted disagreement concerning a two- acre parcel of land. The property had been occupied by businesses that included restaurants and bars.
One party claims to have been legally on the said piece of land for several years after they had been gifted the land by retired president Moi.
The demolition comes after a related announcement regarding the same was made by city hall earlier in April. City hall noted that the demolition was to pave way for the urban renewal housing project. The project will see the construction of apartments and 3,000 market stalls.
According to an earlier statement by the lands and urban planning chief executive, Charels Kerich, the multibillion project will commence in May with groundbreaking ceremony at Toi market (Suna road) and Pangani.
“The aim is to have small affordable units and also make more land available to more land available to build more houses,” said Kerich, noting that at least 30 blocks of apartments would be built on one acre.