In Summary
  • The petitioners stated that the lane has no working drainage system and is often flooded when it rains.

  • The lane in Biashara Ward poses a great risk to pedestrians who are forced to squeeze in narrow spaces to avoid being knocked by speeding cars and motorcycles.

The busy Club Lane in Nakuru Town’s Central Business District might be closed for motorists if a petition by residents to the county assembly is passed.

The petition was received at the assembly on November 27 and is among the others to be debated before the House goes on recess on December 4, 2019.

The petitioners led by environmental activist James Wakibia, Melchizedek Omole, Bernard Ogembo and Farouk Nero argued that the lane, which is occupied by second hand cloth dealers, has no vehicle parking spaces.

The petitioners stated that the lane has no working drainage system and is often flooded when it rains.

“Due to competition for diminishing space, between motorists, pedestrians and traders, the lane is congested,” reads the petition.

SPEEDING CARS

The lane in Biashara Ward poses a great risk to pedestrians who are forced to squeeze in narrow spaces to avoid being knocked by speeding cars and motorcycles. The petitioners want the lane to be preserved for pedestrians only.

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