Taj Mall, the once giant statute of impunity that has for long created a bottleneck on Outering road exposing motorists to gangs in wait and perennial floods, has finally bowed down and crumbled.
The building had been in recent weeks a case of intense debate as a test of the fight against corruption and impunity in Kenya.
According to the government, the structure had been built in the land reserved for the expansion of Outering road.
The building’s imposing arrogance to the Engineers of the now almost complete dual carriage way provided for a blind spot that was quickly exploited by waiting gangs who pounced on motorists that were slowing down to navigate the boulders and potholes of what the road had become.
Starting with what was the South End Mall, the Government’s ‘Nairobi Regeneration Task Force’ has earmarked several properties that were illegally built on public land for demolition.
Kenyans had grown anxious over the demotion of Taj Mall following delays. The government had issued a statement then, that the Embakasi Mall would be demolition immediately the teams had completely flattened the other properties.
Taj Mall’s demolition began early on Saturday morning.