Kericho county builds Sh1bn new roads


The Kericho government has built 1,300km roads for Sh1 billion since it was elected two and a half years ago, Governor Paul Chepkwony has said.

He said another 1,000km will be built before 2017 to help farmers transport their produce.

Chepkwony spoke on Wednesday during a development tour at Kapkugerwet ward in Ainamoi constituency.

He was accompanied by Deputy Governor Susan Kikwai, Roads executive Charles Birech and Kapkugerwet MCA Samuel Ngetich.

Chepkwony said Kericho leads the country with the most rural roads.

He said 1,300km is the distance from Mombasa to Kigali, Rwanda.

Chepkwony said this will soon reach 2,300km, the distance from Mombasa to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He said the county has excellent information technology that has helped it lead the way in revenue collection among the 47 counties.

Chepkwony said the county also tops the list in establishment of Early Childhood Education Development Centres.