3 Vandalised Nairobi Expressway Toll Stations Resumes Operations

    The Nairobi Expressway has resumed operations at the Mlolongo, Syokimau and Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Toll Stations even as restoration works go on vandalism during last Wednesday’s demonstrations.

    A statement from Moja Expressway Limited further urged motorists to drive carefully, saying there were some restoration works still ongoing in select locations.

    “Moja Expressway Company is glad to inform you that operations have resumed at Mlolongo, Syokimau and SGR Toll Stations as from 10:00 am.

    “For your safety, we urge all motorists using the Nairobi Expressway to be mindful of the ongoing restoration works at selected locations and drive within the prescribed speed limit of 80 km/hr,” the statement read.

    Demonstrators blocked the main Mombasa Road Wednesday and vandalised metal grills separating the Expressway.

    Motorists had to make quick u-turns on both sides after protesters started stoning them damaging several cars.

    Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen revealed that the damages incurred at the expressway could be over $5 million (Ksh706.7 million).

    Speaking when he inspected the section of the multi-billion road affected on Thursday, Murkomen noted that three railway stations and other key infrastructures were also destroyed and looted by protesters.

    “There are 3 railway stations that were damaged during yesterday’s demos. We witnessed pre-planned attacks on key infrastructure. They came with equipment to cut copper wires. They targeted materials that they could sell,” Murkomen revealed.

    “The damage could be over $5 million on the expressway not adding the damage to the railway stations.”

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