KeNHA Issues Quit Notice to Rift Valley Residents Encroaching Road Reserve

The government through the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) warned Rift Valley residents particularly in Eldoret and Elgeyo Marakwet from encroaching on public land. 

KeNHA North Rift Survey Department issued the quit notice in collaboration with the Inspectorate and Axle Load Enforcement and Highway Unit (ALEHU). 

A quit notice is a formal notice warning persons that they have to vacate occupied property. 

In this regard, the quit notice was issued to individuals encroaching upon the road reserve along the Eldoret – Nyaru (B124) Road.

KeNHA officials issuing quit Notices to individuals encroaching upon the road reserve along the Eldoret – Nyaru (B124) Road on May 8, 2024.



“This demonstrates the Authority’s commitment to ensuring compliance with road usage regulations in the North Rift region,” KeNHA stated 

KeNHA first invited interested parties to bid for the maintenance of the road in 2021 with the tendering process reserved for women. 

The road traverses from Eldoret to Tenges through the Nyaru and Kapkayo regions in the Rift Valley.

Maintenance works on the road started in 2023 with KeNHA describing the paved surface as in good condition requiring routine maintenance. 

The maintenance has since been hindered by residents who have installed structures next to the infrastructure. 

KeNHA did not indicate if the residents had been given a timeline on when to vacate the road premises. 

Failure to adhere to the quit notice will lead to the government forcefully bringing down structures erected on the road reserve. 

KeNHA is mandated with the development, rehabilitation, management and maintenance of all National Trunk Roads.

A photo of the Changamwe interchange at the Mombasa – Mariakani road under construction



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