Nairobi News


Lang’ata man seeks to block railway through Nairobi park

A resident of the city’s Lang’ata neighbourhood has moved to court seeking to block the construction of the standard gauge railway through the Nairobi National Park.

Mr Robert Kipkemboi claimed the Mombasa-Malaba railway would put the integrity of the park and heritage of the nation at risk.

He said the construction of the railway would be a threat to a clean environment and biological diversity, adding that exhaust emissions and vibrations of the construction equipment would disturb wildlife movement and behaviour.

“We seek orders to stop the project pending the determination of this case,” his lawyer Kiprop Marirmoi told Justice Mumbi Ngugi.

Mr Kipkemboi names the respondents as Kenya Railways Corporation, China Communication Construction Company, the Ministry of Environment and that of Transport and Infrastructure, the National Environment Management Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service, National Land Commission and the Attorney-General.

Justice Ngugi directed that the parties be presented with the case documents before the hearing on May 4.