The government has committed Sh300 billion towards construction of 9, 000 kilometers of roads in Kenya where 6, 000 kilometers are rural roads aimed at opening up rural Kenya.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said that the money has been spread across the 47 Counties.
“This is the first time in the history of Kenya such kilometers are opened up on rural roads,” Macharia said.
In Murang’a County, a total of Sh.11 billion has been committed to work out various roads in the County such like the 65 kilometer road from Gatiiguru – Ithanga – Mithini – Makuyu – Kamahuha and Mbombo.
The road that is in the semi-arid Makuyu area will be done at a cost of Sh. 2.6 billion and will help in opening up the diverse area.
“This will put to a stop of complaints by residents in Makuyu who have always said that they have been forgotten by the government,” said the CS.
Macharia called on the residents to support the government to enable it fast track its ongoing projects towards completion.
He said that most of the roads that have been earmarked for construction have already been launched and the works will kick start in this year’s budget and are expected to be completed within three years.
The CS was speaking at Mithini village in Makuyu division of Maragua constituency that is hardest hit by starvation following dry spell, where together with Murang’a County Commissioner John Elung’ata and women representative Sabina Chege donated relief food to residents and also helped in sensitizing them for the ongoing voter registration.
The commissioner noted that Murang’a is still not doing so well as far as voter mobilization is concerned citing that the County is at 64, 000 out of 227, 000 predicted unregistered voters.
He called on everyone to move from door-to-door and mobilize everyone who is not registered.
“We are confident that with this kind of support, we will be able to reach 100 percent in registration.” He said.
Murang’a Women Rep Sabina Chege also appealed with residents to register.