Crackdown to recover grabbed road reserves laudable

Tuesday February 13 2018

The ongoing crackdown by the Kenya National Highways Authority to reclaim road reverses grabbed by private developers is a step towards the right direction.

Private developers have continued to put up structures along road reserves, leaving little or no space for expansion of roads.

The authority has warned that it will start demolishing structures built on road reserves countrywide.

KeNHA has announced that it will first issue a notice to owners of such structures before they are brought down.

This move will send a caveat to any private developer who wants to encroach into public land and by extension road reserves.

This nationwide crackdown has once again regained my hope that our roads will now get enough space for expansion.

If all road reserves are reclaimed, that would mean increased land for road expansion, which could eventually reduce road carnage.

Having said that, the government is actually in the process of constructing a dual carriageway at the notorious Salgaa-Sachagwan stretch.

This stretch has claimed scores of lives and hearing that an expansion plan is under way is great news indeed.

The government should expand more roads across the country.

Leah Nyasuna,Nairobi.