600 kilometres of tarmac roads will be constructed across Nyandarua by this year’s end, the longest within five years for the County since independence.
In a briefing at the County Government headquarters in Ol’Kalou last evening, the Kenya Rural Roads Authority’s Nyandarua Regional Director Eng. Willy Mburu assured His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia that construction of roads and bridges he has mobilized from His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta will be fast-tracked.
These include Ndinda Kirima (30 KMs); Tumaini – Kanyiriri (15 KMs); Kenyatta (8 KMs); Loliondo – Kagaa (9 KMs); Nyahururu – Boiman (14 KMs) and Captain – Ndunyu Njeru (56 KMs).
Others are Tumaini – Gwa Kiongo (28 KMs); Boiman – Charagita – Kwa Mumbi (45 KMs); Gilgil – Machinery (25 KMs); Ithagani – Ngorika – Kanjuiri-Kanyiriri; Ndunyu Njeru – Nyeri Road and Kwa Haraka – Karangatha road – Kinamba (22 KMs).
KeRRA will further upgrade Uhuru – Mwisho wa Lami (22 KMs); Matopeni – Gathiriga (20 KMs); Kwa Njoma – Weru (12 KMs) and Karate – Munyaka (12 KMs) declassified roads on behalf of the County Government.
Such strategic bridges such as Gachuha, Kwa Moa, Wangui, Kiambogo and Churiri are at advanced stages of design preparation.
Since taking office in 2017, Governor Kimemia has constructed 380 kilometers of roads as pledged in both his manifesto and the second County Intergrated Development Plan (2018-2022).
The County boss’ close partnership with the Head of State continues to cement Nyandarua’s position as a food basket, eighth contributor to Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product and top investment destination.
Present was acting County Secretary and Head of Public Service Hon. Stephen Njoroge, who is also the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Development and his counterpart for Transport, Energy and Public Works Hon. Mary Mugwanja.
In attendance was Majority Leader in the County Assembly Hon. Wambugu King’ori (North Kinangop Ward), Chief of Staff Mr. Charles Wachira, Chief Officer for Public Works Eng. Lawrence Mwangi and his economist Mr. Benson Wanyoike.