Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Report
Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Proposed Construction of Additional Lanes on JKIA-Likoni-James Gichuru-Rironi Road (A104) and Associated Four (4) Projects
The Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) has in recent years been implementing comprehensive rehabilitation of major national roads, with the overall objective of enhancing safety, reducing road user costs (including travel time) and thereby promoting trade and socio-economic development.
The proposed construction and rehabilitation will have the potential effect of creating environmental and social impacts through involuntary displacement of persons carrying out informal businesses within the highway road reserve.
The specific objectives of this RAP are to: identify the PAPs by the type of loss and extent of displacement, consult with potential PAPs to ensure free prior and informed consultation on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out entitlements for each EP; and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP as well as budgets and timelines.
The RAP study on the proposed project has established that 100% of the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) are those carrying out informal businesses at the roadside. No residential or permanent business premises shall be affected by the proposed project.
The roads project will be implemented within the road reserve area and there will be no land acquisition or direct displacement of persons. However, the informal traders (vendors) who are carrying out businesses next to the road side will be affected by the proposed activities. The magnitude of the effects are summarised below:
· Westlands Area – At the bus stage and parking area behind the bus stage near The Mall in Westlands and the matatu bus park a total of 29 persons will also be affected by the project.
· Kangemi – At Kangemi Bridge, a total of 189 informal traders selling various foodstuff (fruits and vegetables) and clothing next to the highway will be affected by the proposed project.
· Uthiru Junction (Uthiru-Naivasha Road Junction) – A total of 18 vendors selling shoes clothing and confectionery at the Uthiru junction on JKIA-Rironi Road will be affected by the project.
· 87 Junction – A total of 4 vendors selling shoes clothing and confectionery at the Uthiru junction on JKIA-Rironi Road will be affected by the project.
· Uthiru Corporation – A total of 23 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, soft drinks and confectionery will be affected.
· Stage 87 – A total of 9 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, confectionery, clothes and shoe repairer will be affected.
· Kinoo - A total of 56 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, sodas, cigarettes, general grocery etc will be affected.
· Gitaru - A total of 9 vendors selling snacks, sodas, cigarettes, water and calling cards will be affected.
· Airport South Road Junction with North Airport Road - A total of 7 traders (2 vendors selling bananas, confectionery and soft drinks and 5 motor bike transporters) will be affected.
Displacement of persons will largely occur at the above locations next to the highway. Since majority of the vendors have temporary structures where they carry out their business activities, it is recommended that KeNHA negotiates with the vendors for appropriate relocation near where they are currently carrying out their businesses. For those with slightly bigger kiosks, KeNHA to assist with appropriate relocation of such structures within the area to allow for project implementation.
More Details Can Be Sourced From The RAP Report Available Here