Traders who had demolished houses and commercial sheds to let the road construction project started by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta in the South B area of Starehe sub-county continue have invaded two sides of the road and started rebuilding the sheds, the engineer has complained.
But the interviewees have claimed that the half-kilometer road is being built slowly by the two contractors assigned to the job.
On Monday, the traders were busy serving their customers in the Hazina-Kayaba road section.
In the street of Hazina, huts made of galvanized steel have been built leaning against the fence surrounding the street.
An engineer who refused to be named by journalists said the area has been earmarked for the excavation of a sewer to transport waste water, lampposts, and a path for pedestrians.
“If we return to start work again, we will demolish all the huts built in that part scheduled to be worked on for the street lights and sewer,” said the male engineer.
Some of those who spoke to the press said they estimated the loss after demolishing their houses and business stalls, saying the construction of the half-kilometer road has not been completed since it was launched three years ago.
“This is a joke. The road was scheduled to be completed by 2021, but two contractors stopped working. The economy is bad, and it hurts us. We have to work to feed our families and educate our children,” said the mother who sells fish.