The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Sh460 Million for Bungoma Rural Roads Upgrade

THE Bungoma government is rolling out a rural roads rehabilitation programme that will cost Sh460 million to link agricultural areas to markets, Governor Kenneth Lusaka said yesterday.

He said his government has given priority to roads to have an efficient and modern transport system that enhances mobility and ensures users' safety. He was speaking when he presided over the opening of the 200 metres Tourist Road in Bungoma town that was repaired at a cost of Sh4.1 million.

The road is among 21 dilapidated link roads in three major urban centres - Bungoma, Kimilil and Webuye that are being upgraded at a cost of Sh230 million. Lusaka said lack of proper roads has affected economy and hampered security as police take long to reach people who need help. He said the county lags behind in infrastructure because of the high cost of road construction materials.

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