THE director general of the Vision 2030 Mugo Kibati has said Coast residents will benefit from the Dongo Kundu by-pass once completed. Speaking in Mombasa yesterday, Kibati said the Sh30 billion project exceed the Thika superhighway.
"The locals are the ones who will benefit most from this massive project as it is expected to open doors for development projects in Kwale and Mombasa region," he said.
The 17.5km road with two bridges, will connect the South Coast at Kinango and the West Coast at Miritini area on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. It is expected to decongest the Likoni ferry channel, Nairobi bound vehicles avoid the channel. The four-year project will start next year but survey work has begun.
A section of civil society, political and government leaders have raised concerns about illegal land deals in the area.
They warned residents against selling their lands to unscrupulous traders out to fleece them. Kinango residents have reportedly been selling pieces of land to foreign tycoons. Gandini chief, Harrison Munga said most residents are ignorant of the consequences of selling of their land cheaply. He said an acre of land in the area has been selling between Sh200,000 and Sh300,000.