There are some who think we are making a mountain out of a molehill regarding the proposed Greater Southern Bypass – I mean, it seems ludicrous that such a proposal to build a super highway across a critical conservation area could have been suggested let alone approved .
Well, here it is from the horses mouth – Franklin Bett is the Kenyan Minister of Roads
According to the minister, the Chinese will also finance the construction of the Great Southern by-pass linking Mombasa highway with Nairobi- Narok- Bomet- Kisii highway at Suswa. “The road will be constructed from Lukenya through Kitengela-Ongata Rongai to Ngong where it will branch into two; one heading to Rironi while another runs up to Suswa,” “We have concluded the talks and we will soon be meeting to sign the bilateral agreement to construct the two roads,” he added.
What he should be saying is
“The challenge I have is to develop this great city of Nairobi into a regional hub for Eastern Africa while safeguarding the globally important wildlife asset of Nairobi Park and it’s lifeline, the Kitengela dispersal area. I promise to ensure that infrastructure development will be carefully planned to take the needs of the wildlife and the people into consideration, to ensure that Nairobi continues to be home to the Worlds Greatest City Game Park”.