Property and goods worth millions of shillings were reduced to rubble after bulldozers descended on business premises and buildings believed to have been erected on a Kenya Railways parcel of land near the Nyayo Stadium.
The Friday morning operation caught traders on Aerodrome road by surprise and they did not have time to salvage their wares from their shops and just watched helplessly.
There was heavy police presence and the morning operation affected traffic flow resulting in snarl ups.
The traders complained saying they had been paying rent to the landlord and were not aware of any demolition as no eviction notice was served to them.
SANY visiting Wamatangi’s carwash opposite Nyayo Stadium. Public land must remain public. pic.twitter.com/7C75EjYD6C
— Eng. Peter Kiptoo (@Hon_Kiptoo) February 15, 2019
09:16 SANY is back!! Today it is having breakfast at Nyayo Stadium area. Prime restaurant and other buildings near Nyayo stadium under demolition. Avoid langata road. Crazy traffic!! pic.twitter.com/ZfRJ53KWVa via @Pau_AfriC
— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) February 15, 2019