Kenya National Highways Authority ( KeNHA) has released to the National Lands Commission (NLC), Sh3.5 billion needed for compensation of 957 persons affected by the Eldoret town bypass project.
Out of this amount, Sh2.2B has already been paid out to 628 People as the remainder of payment is being processed.
This revelations was contained in a progress report presented during the County Development Implementation and Coordination committee during a stakeholders’ meeting at the County Commissioners boardroom in Eldoret on Monday.
Out of the compensated 628 PAPs, 565 have been issued with a 30-day notice to vacate the land so that it can be granted to the China WU YI company who are constructing the Sh5 billion project.
When complete the bypass is expected to decongest traffic in Eldoret town as well as open up the county for business.
The 32-kilometre road project starts at Cheplaskei centre along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway and traverses through Kapseret to Leseru, at the Eldoret-Kitale and Eldoret-Malaba roads junction.
About 296 parcels of land covering a total of 250 ha and 449 structures will be affected by the project, the report indicates.