Bungoma County set to receive Sh300m for infrastructure

Work on the Misikhu-Brigadier road by the Bungoma County Government

BUNGOMA, KENYA: Bungoma County is set to receive Sh300 million as part of the Kenya Urban Support Program to improve infrastructure.

Roads and Infrastructure CEC, Collins Mukhongo, said the county is set to receive the funds that will help in the upgrading of roads in Bungoma and Kimilili municipalities.

Mukhongo said that Kimilili will receive Sh190 million and Bungoma Sh110 million from the project that is being supported by World Bank.

He said the program was intended to improve roads within the two municipalities and ease movement of goods and people.

“Bungoma and Kimilili municipalities are set to receive their funds from the Kenya Urban Support Program that will see us upgrade various roads within the towns,” he said.

Mukhongo revealed that already there were tender set to be advertised for the identified roads under the program.

He said that everything had been put in place including the passing of the municipality charters by the Bungoma County Assembly and formation of the board.

In Bungoma town, the Sharrifs-Police-Prisons road is set to be tarmacked while in Kimilili the Supermarket-Court market-Kimilili Boys road will be done.

He said the project involved tarmacking roads, placing of carbro works on certain stretches and also improving the drainage system.

Mukhongo said the project is expected to run for the next six years in the county and the two municipalities were chosen based on their population after the 2009 national census.