Sh60 Million set aside for road repairs

Laikipia Deputy Governor John Mwaniki (Centre) Land, Housing and Infrastructure Executive Joseph Shuel (Right) and Umande Ward MCA Daniel Mugweru (Left) flagging off exercise to rehabilitate roads at Mathagiro in Umande. [Photo by Jacinta Mutura/Standard]

The county government has launched a plan to rehabilitate 150km of road across all 15 wards at a cost of Sh60 million.

According to Deputy Dovernor John Mwaniki, each ward will have 10km of feeder roads repaired.

Speaking when he commissioned the project in Umande ward yesterday, Mr Mwaniki said the repairs would enable farmers, commuters and motorists to use the roads without difficulty during the expected rains in February and March.

“We are prioritising the roads that are dilapidated. The ward representatives are helping us to identify the roads,” said the deputy governor.

He said the works, which include grading, gravelling and culvert installation, will take eight weeks to complete. Umande resident Joseph Theuri said the repairs would ease travel.

“It will be easy to rush patients to hospital in an emergency. And children will be safe going to school," he said. “Transporting farm harvests to the market will now be easy,” said Joyce Wangui, a trader in Umande.

The project was launched a week after the county began a Sh13.6 million rehabilitation of the Nyahururu bus terminus.