Roads authority pledges to construct dilapidated Kitengela road

Monday, March 18th, 2024 03:27 | By
Roads authority pledges to construct dilapidated Kitengela road. PHOTO/Print
Roads authority pledges to construct dilapidated Kitengela road. PHOTO/Print

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has pledged to rehabilitate the dilapidated Old Namanga road following outcry from Kitengela residents.

The nine-kilometre road has been in a pathetic state for years and is virtually impassable during the rainy season and too dusty during the dry season.

Recently, angry residents raised money to rehabilitate section of the road which passes through several learning institutions including Kitengela Internatonal school, Lakewood Primary and Secondary schools, Thorn Groove school, Kautu Primary school among others.

The dusty, bumpy 9km road connects to several schools and populous estates and is not passable during the rainy season to the chagrin of suffering users.

During a public participation forum convened at Kitengela town on Friday and attended by Kajiado East MP Kakuta Ole Maimai, officials from Kura pledged to tarmac a section of the road and rehabilitate the remaining eight kilometres.

The officials said the roads agency had set aside Sh64 million to tarmac one kilometre of the road and put murram on the remaining eight kilometres.

Led by lower Eastern engineer Edwin Limo, the Kura officials said they will maintain the road and gradually extend the tarmacking.

“KURA has prioritised the rehabilitation of the road following numerous appeals by residents and the fact that the road is a very critical infrastructure.

The scope of the work is clear and the contractor who is already on site will closely be monitored to ensure the upgrading and rehabilitation of the road is attained. KURA will facilitate the maintenance of the road and the tarmacking which will be done in phases is based on availability of funds,” said Eng Limo.

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