Government disburses S3 million for road maintenance

The government has disbursed S3 million for maintenance of Muthatari-Kivwe rural access road in Manyatta constituency.

This comes after a series of protests from residents over its poor state in the past.

Area MCA Peter Muriithi said a contractor would assess the road this week to start works adding that it should be complete before the April rains. Works would include leveling, gravelling and murruming.

The road cuts across Mbeti North and Gaturi South wards and would cover Itabua-Kamiu-Karurina and Kivwe areas.

Before the rains come, we should have done the roads. The contractor will be on site this week to assess the road and thereafter kick off works, he said.

Last week, a group of residents dug trenches between Muthatari and Karurina protesting its poor state.

They said they took several hours to reach their destinations especially during the rainy season, with vehicle and motorcycle owners protesting over high cost of maintaining their vehicles.

The MCA said the road had been in a poor state but remained unattended due to lack of funds.

He accused some politicians of inciting the residents against him saying they were creating a wedge between elected leaders and the electorate

The road connects the Eastern regional police headquarters, the Embu Catholic bishop’s residence among other institutions.

Source: Kenya News Agency