Landowners affected by construction of the Eldoret town bypass on Wednesday threatened to move to court to stop the project unless they are compensated by the end of June. They said they have waited for the government payout since 2016 when the valuation process was completed. The government is expected to pay Sh4.12 billion to 1,025 persons affected by the project along the Cheplaskei-Maili Tisa corridor. Already the National Land Commission has paid Sh11.9 million to 39 traders at Maili Tisa, while a balance of Sh11.2 million is yet to be released to 35 others. Hassan said the NLC had promised to pay Sh367m from the Sh512m released more than eight months ago by Treasury as the first tranche of the compensation.
Source: The Star May 16, 2019 15:22 UTC