Reasons why TAJ Mall in Embakasi was demolished
When Ultra modern, Taj Mall, was being constructed, everybody was asking how comes this structure is being constructed on top of the fuel pipeline supplying fuel to JKIA.
Also from the Dohnholm roundabout to the Eastern by-pass The Taj Mall is the only structure constructed on top of the road reserve. It is something that even a class 2 kid can tell that it is on grabbed land.
Taj Mall has served as a great destination for business for a long time and constantly referred to as the pride of Embakasi. The Mall which boasts of an average of 25,000 shoppers per day, is now facing the most damning outcome of all being demolition.
The National Land Commission has revoked the tittle deed for Taj Mall the shopping complex which is located in Embakasi. KURA has been given the go a head to bring the multi-million shillings building down.
Also set for demolition are Oil Libya Petrol Station, Safeway Supermarket, Gulf Energy Petrol Station and Jogoo Outering Petrol Station in Donholm.
It’s a sad day for the shoppers especially those who hail from the surroundings who comprise mostly of middle class population who have niches in Nyayo Estate, Kenya Pipeline and Embakasi. Taj Mall is a grand establishment that is 350,000 square feet making the mall pride of Embakasi, it has houses over thirty outlets.
Just to mention a few outlets that will no longer be of service after the demolition includes such as boutiques, jewellery shops, coffee shops, beauty salons, ice-cream parlor, baby clothing shop, forex bureau, banks such as Consolidated Bank, Chase Bank, NIC Bank, Equity Bank and ATMs for I&M Bank and Eco Bank.
Moreover, there is Mater hospital at the Taj Mall offering the neighboring community value added services.