Dusk demolition: Naivasha traders count loses as government pulls down shops along the railway

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Dusk demolition: Naivasha traders count loses as government pulls down shops along the railway

16, Feb 2021

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The ongoing demolitions of structures along the railway line in the country spread to Naivasha and Gilgil where property worth millions was reduced to waste. In Naivasha, traders were left in tears as they watched livelihood savings brought down by excavators from Kenya railways. Armed police stood guard as the traders did their best to rescue the little that they could in the operation. Among property brought down are a multimillion hotel, bars, butcheries and assorted businesses that supported tens of families. The demolitions are part of the rehabilitation of the existing metre gauge which has seen the government repossess encroached land.