Traders in Githurai 45 market encroaching the space left for railway line woke up to a rude shock after their kiosks were bulldozed down.

Kenya Railways had issued notice to people living or doing business near the meter gauge railway line to vacate.

The affected traders in Githurai were largely those selling farm produce which they usually leave there.

Traders had encroached railway line.

Sections of Kenyans faulted the government while others supported the move saying it was time the railway line’s buffer zone was made free of human habitation.

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Kenya Railways has faced the challenge of encroachment on the line from Nairobi, Eastlands, Kiambu and further Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Laikipia counties.

The corporation has revived services for Nairobi-Nanyuki and it was clear such a move to push away encroachers was underway.

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