|CHAPTER 2 of 2007 - KENYA ROADS ACT | HOME|
|27. Power to remove pipes etc from within the road reserve.|
|Power to enter and to alter position of pipes, etc.||Power to take water.|
|Power to remove pipes etc from within the road reserve.||27. (1) For purposes of this section -
(a) "pipe-borne utilities" refers to any pipes, devices and fittings for the supply or transmission of gas, oil products, water, wastewater, compressed air and any material conveyed by means of piping;
(b) "wire-borne utilities" refers to wires, devices and fittings for the transmission of electricity, telephone services, telegraph services, data and any other service conveyed by means of conductive wire, fibre optic cable or other wire or cable of whatsoever nature;
(c) "infrastructure utilities" refers to pipe borne utilities, wire-borne utilities, covered or open drains and any other physical device for the provision, conveying or supply of services.
(2) Where any infrastructure utility is located within a road reserve, the provider or operator of such infrastructure utility shall, upon written request by the responsible Authority, relocate such infrastructure utility to a location or alignment approved by the Authority at no cost to the Authority.
(3) Where an Authority intends to exercise any power under subsection (2) it shall give reasonable notice of its intention to do so to the person having control of such infrastructure utility, and such person shall cause to be removed such infrastructure utility within sixty days.
(4) Where, under subsection (2) or (3), any person having control of an infrastructure utility fails to remove such infrastructure utility within the time stated in the notice, the concerned Authority may remove such infrastructure utility at the cost of the person who was unable to comply with the notice under subsection (3).