State moots grand plan to transform city railway land (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jacob Ng’etich] In a master plan that will be implemented in 20 years, the Ministry of Housing and the county government plan to have a planned green city to replace the current shabby ‘lunatic express’. The plan ‘Urban Plans, Urban Designs, Economic and Implementation Study for Redevelopment of the Nairobi Central…


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Reprieve for displaced traders as 23-acre parcel for business park is availed (Kisumu)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kevin Omollo] More than 20,000 traders who were evicted in Kisumu to pave way for modernisation of Kisumu Port have been handed a 23-acre parcel of land to set up a business centre. Kenya Railways Corporation Managing Director Richard Mainga on Wednesday handed over the title deed of the land to…


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Article: Freehold does not give one licence to carry out unplanned development – Timothy Mwangi

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Timothy Mwangi] When a landowner presented a subdivision scheme for his five acres into plots measuring 40-by-48 foot, he was disappointed when his application was rejected. He had not anticipated any problems as he had made provisions for 20-foot access roads. The county planning authority and Land Control Board insisted the…


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Governor defends eviction of hawkers from Kisumu town centre

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dalton Nyabundi] Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has defended plans to evict hawkers from the central business district ahead of November 2021 African cities summit. Nyong’o said the county had secured 23 acres parcel from Kenya Railways for the establishment of a market to house the hawkers. Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony…


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Traders agree to move for construction of Sh60m modern fish market (Busia County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Ignatius Odanga] More than 500 open-air market traders have agreed to temporarily relocate to Kenya’s security strip at Soko Matope to pave way for construction of a modern fish market. They, however, appealed to the county and national governments to assure them of their security because they are going to operate on…


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Locals oppose plan to upgrade area to town (Meru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Ndung’u] A group has opposed plans to upgrade Taita location to be part of Nkubu municipality. The residents from 12 clans composing 300 households claim the expansion of town boundaries will eat into their ancestral land. They have faulted the county government for not doing adequate consultation on the matter.…


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Mombasa County drives car bazaars out of residential areas

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Winnie Atieno] Mombasa county government has begun a heavy crackdown on car showrooms sitting on residential compounds. The county has further warned traders against vehicle sales in residential areas following an outcry from members of the public over influx of such businesses in their premises. Property owners have been renting out…


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