Globe Roundabout Bus Terminal, an infrastructure project proposed by Nairobi Metropolitan Services to decongest the city, will get land measuring 2.9566 hectares once the Kenya Government acquires parcels of land in the Ngara area, Nairobi, to construct it.
This terminal will accommodate public service vehicles using Thika Superhighway into the city centre as well as those from Eastleigh.
In a notice signed on 31st May 2021, and appearing in the Kenya Gazette Vol. CXXIII —No. 125, dated 4th June 2021, the National Land Commission states that in pursuance of Part VIII of the Land Act, 2012, it will acquire several parcels of land to construct this bus terminal.
Globe Roundabout stretch of land to be acquired
Land to be acquired for construction of the globe roundabout terminal include parcel number 209/6396 measuring 0.7422 hectares, parcel number 209/136/259 measuring 2.082 hectares, parcel number 209/163/1/33 belonging to Shaqur-Haq and Zahoor-Ul-Haq and measuring 0.0348 hectares, parcel number 209/163/3 that is owned by Kenya International Hotel Limited and measures 0.0279 hectares as well as land measuring 0.0697 hectares with a parcel number of 209/163/4.
According to the Chairman, National Land Commission Gershom Otachi, plan of the affected land can be viewed by any interested parties at the NLC offices at Ardhi House 3rd Floor, Room 305, 1st Ngong Avenue Nairobi.
Kenya International Hotel, also known as Kahama Hotel, is among the properties that will be acquired and demolished to make way for the globe cinema round about bus terminal.
This hotel is owned by family of the late billionaire James Mwangi Kirung’o alias Kahama. This wealthy family also owns K1 Club House, another Kahama Hotel in Mombasa, and Small World Country Club.
Construction of the Globe Roundabout Terminus is part of the game plan by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services to kick out public transport vehicles from the city centre and decongest it.
Apart from the Globe Cinema Roundabout bus terminal, other similar relocation programs include Green Park, Fig Tree, Desai, Park Road, Workshop Road, and Bunyala Road.
Muthurwa terminus will be enhanced to continue serving public transport vehicles coming into the city centre using Jogoo Road and Lusaka Road.
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