800 houses marked for demolition in Kenya

Public institutions, churches, residential houses and perimeter walls are among 820 structures that will be demolished to pave the way for the construction of a six-lane dual-carriage highway from Mombasa to Mariakani.

The National Land Commission needs to acquire 25 hectares of land before the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) begins the Sh22 billion project by the middle of next year.

The highways authority yesterday held meetings with residents of Mazeras to set up a committee that will address compensation issues.

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