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No matatus in Nairobi CBD from Monday as new ban takes effect



Public Service Vehicles will no longer be allowed access to the Nairobi Central Business District beginning Monday, December 3, the county government has announced.

In a notice published in the local dailies on Thursday, City Hall announced that 11 termini had been designated for matatus to pick and drop off passengers.

“The operators are required to take note that the above changes take effect as from December 3, 2018 and all previous gazette notices/letter allocating any other place as picking and dropping areas within CBD are hereby revoked and become null and void as from December 3, 2018,” reads the notice signed by acting County Secretary Pauline Kahiga.

All matatus that have been accessing the city centre through Thika Road, Waiyaki Way, Uhuru Highway, Kipande Road, Limuru Road, Ruiru and Kiambu Road will pick and drop passengers at Fig Tree in Ngara.

PSVs from Jogoo Road will stop at Muthurwa while those from Ngong Road will park at Railways Terminus. Matatus from Mombasa Road and Lang’ata Road will pick and drop off passengers at Hakati Terminus.

All upcountry vehicles accessing Nairobi via Waiyaki Way will drop off passengers at Park Road Terminus together with those that go past Kenol on Nyeri/Meru-Nairobi Road.

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The high capacity buses from upcountry will stop at Machakos Terminus.

All vehicles that go past Ruiru but branch off before or at Kenol Town on Nyeri/Meru-Nairobi Road will stop at Desai Service Road Terminus.

Matatus using Juja Road, Ring Road Ngara and Park Road will operate from Ngara Road Terminus.

Meanwhile, matatu operators have faulted the county government for the planned CBD ban, saying the new termini cannot hold the high number of vehicles expected to park at those locations.

Here is the notice showing the 11 termini:

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Kenyan Man Serving in US Army Conned of Sh450,000 in Fake Car Deal



A Kenyan man who serves in the US Army has revealed how he and his brother were conned of close to Sh500,000 in a fake car deal in Kiambu County.

Nicolas Kuria who serves in Afgahnistan told a Nairobi court that he had returned home for a short holiday when his brother Bernard Kahembe sought to purchase a vehicle for commercial purposes.

The two went to Kangundo Road where they met one Kasera Calvin Oloo, alias Johnson Oyugi who claimed he had a car and was seeking to sell it.

Kuria proceeded to withdraw Sh450,000 from his bank account and gave the cash to his brother to pay for the vehicle.

Appearing before senior principal magistrate Sharon Maroro of Kibera law courts, Kahembe said he was driving the car after purchasing it when police intercepted and arrested him.

“The officers asked me to explain to them where I got the car and I told them how I bought it. I even showed them my logbook, which they said was fake,” he told the court.

He added that Oloo promised to refund the money in installments but had only given him 10k.

He told the magistrate that he and his brother went to Kagundo Road where they found a man who said he had a car for sale.

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VIDEO: Kenyan musician Syokau releases hilarious single in praise of Optiven’s Garden of Joy housing project



‘Twendi Twendi’ hit maker Justina Syokau has released a hilarious new single which is tailor-made to promote The Garden of Joy all-inclusive community development located in Machakos County, off Kangundo Road.

The project is approximately 58 KM from the CBD, 1.3km off the tarmac, 7 minutes drive from Koma Town and 45km from JKIA.

Nested in the middle of magnificent sceneries, Garden of Joy is surrounded by breathtaking views of Lukenya Hills, Mua Hills and Koma Hill. This homely ambience stirs a relaxed, friendly, joyful feeling, great for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. Garden of Joy is the finest family friendly development.It comprises of both residential and commercial properties.

Here is the video…Enjoy:

This is a secure gated community that is already fully fenced. We shall ensure the internal murrum roads are fully done, the project will be made suitable for immediate settlement with house designs, water and electricity on ground.

The residential 1/8 acre plots consist of plots arranged in Zones which offer smaller, convenient and organized communities within the larger garden of Joy Community.  This is an organized project that will enable the families to interact easily and also have a splendid, urbane and stylish community set up.

The Garden Of Joy comes with:

  1. A Lot of Green spaces with a spectacular Lake Optiven
  2. A splendid children playground
  3. A great eco-friendly green zone suitable for birds watching
  4. Outdoor activities including a prayer/ Meditation Park and picnicking zone.
  5. The space will have an outstanding futuristic gateway with remarkable recreational facilities. Long term plan for Optiven
  6. A spiral watch tower to enable you to enjoy GREAT sceneries
  7. The Track of Joy, which is a Jogging track for your health
  8. Thousands of trees across the entire project and a Trees & flowers nursery to transform the garden to a place of great natural joy
  9. A volleyball pitch for recreation
  10. Water on site – Optiven will drill a borehole & set up water storage for your convenience
  11. Caretaker on site
  12. Nice access gate
  13. Free House designs and cost estimates
  14. Three choices of building contractors
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Other Benefits:

  1. Free transport
  2. Ready Title Deeds
  3. Bank financing available

Investment Offer

Secure your value added plot at this breathtaking Garden of Joy at a great introductory and limited offer of only

  • Ksh 1,295,000 for Residential plots
  • Ksh 1, 495,000 for commercial plots
  • Pay a Deposit of Ksh 500,000 and Balance in 12 Months

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VIDEO: Garden of Joy is officially a GREEN PROJECT



Garden of Joy by Optiven is fully installed with solar powered street lights.

The initiative is an add on not initially earmarked for the project.

Implementation of water recycling technology, Recycling of biogradable waste and hundreds of trees in place.

We have been undertaking intentional education on green energy as per sustainable development goals no 11 and No 7

The launch of the green initiative was graced by reknown artiste -JUSTINA SYOKAU, of the hit song Twendi twendi.

Joy and dance broke out to celebrate this great step as Optiven ups it’s game in greening projects under it’s portfolio. Watch the video here>>>

The project is ready to build with owners already groundbreaking for their dream homes.

At a price of 1.495M, get a piece of Joy today. We also have installment options as well.

To secure your plot TODAY, call us on 0723400500 or visit

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