Ruto promises to resume construction of stalled Mau Mau roads

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 19:44 | By
President William Ruto in Lari
President William Ruto in Lari. PHOTO/@WilliamsRuto/X

President William Ruto has promised that the government will resume construction of 200 kilometres of Mau Mau roads which have stalled.

Ruto, who was speaking in Nyambari in Lari Constituency, Kiambu County, said the government has overcome debt challenges that had slowed key development programmes, including the Mau Mau roads.

The roads are expected to ease transport in the centrral region.

"Quality infrastructure is the bedrock of our country’s socio-economic transformation. The Government’s strategic investment in road construction across the country will unlock our economic potential, driving robust and inclusive growth," Ruto stated.

Ruto launches other projects

During his tour in the Central region, the Head of State also launched the construction of the Uplands-Kijabe-Maai Mahiu road.

The President also laid the foundation stone for Soko Mjinga Market in the same constituency.

"The market will provide a safe environment for traders and consumers away from the busy Nairobi-Naivasha highway," State House said in a statement.

Ruto also commissioned the Kangema Kenya Medical Training College, Murang’a County.

"The construction of modern fresh produce markets across Kenya will create a conducive environment for traders and minimise post-harvest losses. We will also extend affordable financing to farmers for them to produce more. The ultimate goal is to expand opportunities and enhance earnings that will spur our growth," the President said in a statement.

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