Kangemi roads ‘will be ready for papal visit’


Nairobi County government will ensure that roads in Kangemi are repaired ahead of the visit by Pope Francis later this month.

This comes after complaints from the residents that roads leading Kangemi Catholic Parish, which Pope Francis will tour are in a dilapidated state.

The Pope is expected visit the country on November 25 to 27.

Speaking to the Nation on Wednesday county transport executive Mohamed Abdullahi said yesterday that some work was being done on the ground to ensure that the road would be passable when the Pope arrives.

He visited the area with a team of engineers to assess the progress.

“We still have some work being done. We expect everything to be ready by this weekend,” said Mr Abdullahi.

He said that gravel had been put on the road to prevent it from getting muddy and slippery.

Mr Abdullahi said they will not repair the entire road but will do the undertaking after the Pope leaves.

On closure of the roads during the pope`s visit, he said this was impractical since his visit was mainly a meet the people tour.