Sonko urged to repair dilapidated roads
East gate community has urged Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko to speed up and repair the road that is so dilapidated that customers and tourists heading to Nairobi National Park are unable to use.
The community urges the relevant authority to intervene as they continue to incur many losses despite being key tax payers.
Some of them told the press that they are forced to deliver the manufactured good to the customer’s because they cannot access them.
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“When it rains the road become so shabby because all the malam has been washed away,” said Kilan Patel a director of Swami Container Deport.
He added that nothing has been done since January last year when they first raised the concern and the Government promised to act in vain.
Patel said that the East gate community was left with no choice but to contribute Sh 1.4 to buy materials to at least repair it but they could manage on their own,
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Kishor Ragwan another director said that on May 26, 2018 the Ministry of Transport had announced the repair of that dilapidated road but since then nothing has been done.
“We were forced as Kenyan tax payers to dig our pockets trying to make this road because we have been suffering for a long time,” added Ragwan.
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John Milimu from Caplica Polisac A.P.L company said that the situation of the road is pathetic and they have made several attempts to persuade relevant authorities that the road need to be made but they have not seen any help from the Government.
He added that East gate Community is appealing to relevant arms which are Kenya Rural Roads Authority, City Council of Nairobi and relevant authorities to look at this issue.
While trying to repair the roads by they are being frustrated by the City council who need to repair the road.
“The relevant arms should intervene and repair the road because as business community we are suffering and incurring many losses,” said Milimu.
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He added that the road is heading towards East gate Game Park and it is embarrassing for tourists to undergo through all this challenges.
Milimu said that the community members do not know even where to turn to because they are being told that their area is under under Imara Daima Constituency at the same time Lang’ata or Embakasi South Constituencies.
Catherine Moraa, a worker within that area said that from Mombasa Road KPA the road is in very bad state and whenever one car stops it causes unbearable traffic.
She appealed to Governor Mike Mbuvi to help them and stop embarrassing them because they elected him.
Francis Ombaso said that the road has been bad for over seven years and Sonko has failed to intervene.
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He said that some customers cannot reach the products that are being manufactured in those companies.
“I normally use this road but passing though this road is the problem,” said Ombaso.
On May 26, 2018 the Ministry of Transport announced the repair of two dilapidated roads at Industrial Area Road and East Gate Road – which are in a derelict state.
Transport cabinet secretary Mr James Macharia said that a contractor had already been sent on site to assess the extent of damage and map out what is required to be done, saying that the work on the two roads is part of a project that includes carpeting of roads in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD), and across 11 constituencies in Eastlands.
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