On October 25, 2011, the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA), in collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Earth Institute (CSUD), held a public forum to discuss issues and concerns surrounding the Thika Highway Improvement Project (THIP) in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. 152 people attended the public forum held at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.
Among the attendees were the Director General of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), the Government agency responsible for the THIP; the Team leader of the THIP from the Ministry of Roads, Engineer John Mwatu; and Evaristus Irandu, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. At the forum, citizens, local experts, and resident association leaders asked questions and discussed their concerns and thoughts surrounding the construction of the highway and its impact on communities, the city of Nairobi, the environment, and overall quality of life.
Watch the forum on youtube: