Government has set Sh700 million to rehabilitate 34-kilometre Murang’a- Kiriaini road from the month of August.
Deputy President, William Ruto said tender has already been awarded to re-tarmac and expand the deplorable road.
Speaking during home-coming ceremony of Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro on Saturday, Ruto said money for rehabilitating the road was allocated in the current budget and work on the same would start within a period of two weeks.
Road users have been avoiding the road, opting to use other routes due to increased potholes, occasioning mechanical breakdown of their vehicles and frequent accidents.
Public transport vehicle owners have in the past staged demonstrations, while piling pressure on the government to rehabilitate the road.
The DP, who was responding to request from local leaders for rehabilitation of the same, noted the road was among others the government was upgrading in the county.
Currently the government is using almost Sh.60 million to upgrade various roads in this county and we are expecting the ongoing infrastructural projects to be completed by end of next year, added Ruto.
Murang’a-Kiriaini Stretch, which was tarmacked in early 1990s connects Murang’a and neighbouring Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties.
Residents of Othaya, Mukuruweini and Mathira constituencies in Nyeri county most of the time use the route to travel to Nairobi and Kiambu counties.
Meanwhile, Ruto promised people of Gaturi ward and parts of lower Murang’a County that by mid 2019 they will get piped water.
The government, he said, is working on Gatango-Gaturi-Makuyu water project which was allocated Sh280 million.
The government has also availed other Sh60 million to ensure water is distributed to reach more local homesteads, he noted.
On politics, the DP said the Jubilee government is working to fulfill all pledges it made to Kenyans during the electioneering period.
All elected leaders should work to ensure whatever they promised Kenyans is delivered without fail Kenyans and residents get needed services, he noted.
Source: Kenya News Agency