The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Kabogo Launches Road Upgrade for Kiambu

The Kiambu government is grading the rural access roads in the county. Speaking in Kikuyu on Saturday while commissioning the programme, Governor William Kabogo said the road to be graded in this financial year will be complete by June.

"My government under the Ministry of Roads has graded 382km of roads, which is a progress, as many people are now able to easily reach their various destinations," Kabogo said.

He said boost of the road network will help farmers transport their produce to the market on time. "We have been able to open up many places in the county, and I know farmers are happy as they can now transport their produce easily," Kabogo said.

County Executive Committee member of roads Njeri Mburu said the county assembly set aside Sh600 million for upgrading and maintenance of county roads and Sh500 million to build 660km rural access roads for all the wards.

"The department has already completed construction of 60km of rural access roads. We intend to build a total of 360km of rural unclassified roads during this financial year with a budget ," she said.

Mburu said the county government recently held a meeting with the Kenya Roads Board, during which they promised to support the county by installing a County Roads Management System.

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