Miguna Goes After Matiang'i in Bold Move

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta is a man under fire after vocal lawyer Miguna Miguna confirmed that he had filed a lawsuit in connection to the red alerts that were allegedly issued against him on Tuesday, January 28.

    "I've instructed my lawyers to file contempt proceedings against despot [sic] Uhuru Kenyatta's agents like Fred Matiang'i and Kihara Kariuki who issued the illegal read alerts.

    "They must be punished and forced to withdraw them. I want to join Kenyans in arresting the despots and conmen," his tweet read.

    To compound the president's apparent headache, two Kenyans reportedly dragged his JKIA-Westlands expressway project to court.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, October 16, 2019, commissioning the building of the expressway.

    The two, Henry Shitanda and Rhoda Aoko, filed a case at the Milimani Law Courts, claiming that the entire Ksh65 billion was shrouded in secrecy.

    They further stated that there was no public participation and that the commissioning of the project by Uhuru on October 16, 2019, was illegal.

    “The project as it stands is founded on an illegality, and contravenes the fundamental principles and national values of the Constitution of Kenya of transparency, openness, involvement of the people and public participation,” reads a section of the files presented in court.

    The 18.586km super-project is set to begin at JKIA to James Gichuru Road in Westlands aimed at decongesting the busy roads that are characterised by traffic congestion.

    The construction set for completion in December 2021, will be undertaken by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on a public-private partnership.

    A special feature of the anticipated road is a 32km the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, that was expected to run from Athi River to James Gichuru Road.

    This would allow for a special lane solely dedicated to large-capacity buses to ease congestion, consisting of 16 stations three of which would be underground.

    According to the blueprints, the expressway will be elevated near Ole Sereni Hotel through the City Center along Uhuru Highway up to the James Gichuru junction.

    A render of the JKIA-Westlands expressway project was which was commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
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