Kenya Cup side Mwamba RFC is set to lose the Railways Club Grounds as the construction of the proposed Expressway kicks off.
According to a letter seen by the Scrummage, all the tenants of the Nairobi Railways Clubs were given eight hours to vacate the premises or be forcefully ejected.
“Further to the Gazette Notice no. 2161 of 2020, a presidential order has been issued to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to enter into and acquire the premises (Nairobi Railways Club) beginning September 15, 2020, for the commencement of the project Nairobi Expressway Road,” a letter signed by AG. CEO Pharis Ngotho read in part.
“We hereby issue you with an eight hours’ notice to vacate the premise failure to which you will be forcefully ejected without further reference to you,” the letter further reads.
The proposed Expressway will see one of the oldest rugby clubs in Kenya @MwambaRFC lose their iconic and richly historic Railway Grounds, famously known as Reru, as the pitch might be acquired for a bus park. Emotional moments. pic.twitter.com/Dys61GsVqg
— Tungsten™ (@kollonabiswa) September 16, 2020
Kulabu was founded in 1977 and have been using the Nairobi Railways Club since its inception. The side won Kenya Cup in 1987 while it has bagged the Enterprise Cup in 1985, 1986, 2006 and 2013.
In the shorter version, they have won the National Sevens Circuit five times; 2003, 2007,2008,2010 and 2011.