Uproar Over NMS Allocation of Space at Greenpark Matatu Terminus

  • Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss Mohammed Badi speaking on the Jeff Koinange Live show on October 28, 2020.
    Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss Mohammed Badi speaking on the Jeff Koinange Live show on October 28, 2020.
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  • Traders, formerly based around Lunar Park have accused the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) of not considering new business opportunities that have arisen due to the construction of the Greenpark Matatu Terminus.

    This follows the demolition of structures at Nairobi Railways Club to pave way for the construction of the Nairobi expressway, as well as the modern facility aimed at serving hundreds of thousands of Nairobians.

    NMS officers are said to have benefitted from the formal allocation of business premises within the bus terminus at Railway Club.

    Green Park Terminus at the Old Railways Club in Nairobi
    Green Park Terminus at the Old Railways Club in Nairobi
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    Property worth millions of shillings was demolished at the Nairobi Railways Club in September 2020.

    Car yards at the premises that hosted the iconic Lunar park were also demolished.

    The Lunar Park is an amusement park with gaming activities for families and children that is situated in Kenya’s capital. It had hundreds of traders who had been promised priority allocation once the park was completed. 

    A vehicle carrying office equipment drives through a demolished car yard at the Kenya Railways Club
    A vehicle carrying office equipment drives through a demolished car yard at the Kenya Railways Club
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    Lunar Park was also facing eviction threats, a move that was protested by its owners.

    The NMS boss, Major General Mohammed Badi however announced that the iconic park would not be demolished. He said that it would instead be remodeled and renamed Green Park.

    The newly constructed Green Park bus terminus at Nairobi's Railways Club is nearing completion with  President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to open it at the end of March 2021. 

    The terminus is among the new designated stages by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS), as part of the Nairobi integrated urban development master plan and decongestion strategy.

    The Green Park Bus terminus adopts a similar design to the Greyhound Terminus in New York, United States.

    It will have a Level II hospital, space for restaurants and eateries, as well as supermarkets. Touts will not be allowed access to the terminus. 

    An image of children playing at Lunar park
    An image of children playing at Lunar park
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