The Greater Eastern Bypass

Those three words mean different things to different people. To some they are just three words put together to label a road. To others it’s another massive road meant to ease traffic in Nairobi and it environs. To the tenderpreneurs, its time to prepare tender documents and supply material. To others, it means nothing all. But the big question is –  What does the Greater Eastern Bypass mean to you?

To be able to answer this question effectively, you have to know the answer its predecessor: What did the Eastern Bypass mean? Back in 2010 when the local newspapers first announced  plans to construct a 39km road from the  Ruiru- Kiambu road crossing Thika road, then kangundo road and proceeding to Mombasa Road via the Embakasi Garrison, this did not make news at all. That’s why the newspaper editors, knowing most kenyans, decided to place this crucial information in the middle pages, somewhere between the classified, the obituaries and the sports. If they had decided this to be the headlines, not a single copy would have  sold that day.

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