The Nairobi county government is reported to plan an eviction of streets kids from the CBD before President Obama jets in the country this July.
Nairobi County Environment Chief Officer Leah Oyake on Wednesday said the county was “clearing up all these areas before the summit kicks off.”
Street families, who have taken over some parts of the city, have been blamed for attacks on motorists and pedestrians who pass near their dens.
One of their hideouts is an open ground at the Global Cinema Roundabout, along Murang’a road.
The project, she said, is part of Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan that Governor Evans Kidero launched recently.
Ms Oyake said Mr Obama’s visit has only given them the impetus to start implementing the Sh40 million project by landscaping Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road.
The US president is expected to use the two roads after touching down for the summit that kicks off on July 24.
Source : Nairobi News