21 May 2019

Kenya: Kura Called This Newly Opened Road a Masterpiece, Kenyans Having None of It

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has bragged about the newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link, calling it a master piece.

The Sh3 billion dual carriageway starts from Waiyaki Way and passes through Kyuna, Spring Valley, Kitisuru and Peponi to end at Redhill.

It is supposed to give access to Westlands.

Waiyaki Way - Red Hill Link Road is a master piece that has greatly reduced traffic congestion and improved access. The road is now open for public use. @JamesMacharia_ @PDUDelivery @MikeSonko @KenyanTraffic pic.twitter.com/l56deo1mWI

- KURA (@KURAroads) May 20, 2019

Kura's brag triggered anger from Kenyans who swiftly pointed out glaring design anomalies of the new road.

The road lacks space for non-motorized transport, signage, trees and many more.

Here is what Kenyans want fixed before it can be called a masterpiece.

Dear Macharia, KURA. For us to consider it a masterpiece it should have at the very least a proper pedestrian/cyclist paths, adequate acceleration and deceleration lanes and trees. Your road designs are wanting they have glaring inadequacies on roads such as thika and outer ring

-- Joram Kihumba (@jayhumba) May 20, 2019

Congratulations.but there seems to be no consideration for those who walk cycle and those who would like to be jogging.

-- kaaramuturi (@kaaramash) May 20, 2019

Can you atleast learn something to do with the beautification of the immediate area where the road is passing through and drainage

-- BarazamarvinIII (@BarazaMarvinIII) May 20, 2019

Where's the signage??

-- Nick Mucina (@mucina_nicholas) May 20, 2019

Your masterpiece falls short of modern standards. Design roads for all users not just motorised traffic

-- murage james (@Muragedujames) May 20, 2019

21:19 Any intention to plant trees around the project?

We as citizens should be allowed to leave a mark by planting trees along.Siku mbili tu. via @ca4go https://t.co/EShZObHepQ

-- KenyanTraffic (@KenyanTraffic) May 20, 2019

What master piece? It is a curse for us who have been using Waiyaki way. Now traffic is bad coming into town and we waste a whole hour btwn Kangemi and ABC place.

-- Paul Wall™ (@paulmgee) May 20, 2019

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