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Nakuru County assures residents the Upgrading of Roads

Nakuru County assures residents the Upgrading of Roads


Tuesday May 7, 2024

KNA by Veronica Bosibori

Nakuru county officials today toured various places where the heavy rains have caused havoc and assured the residents that the roads will soon be upgraded from the expected funding of the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) phase two.

The City Manager Gitau Thabanja assured the residents of Olive Inn, Kiamunyi, Pipeline and Bahati that their areas would be treated as priority since their roads have been affected by the torrential rains.

The team assessed various drainage systems in response to the ongoing heavy flooding, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures in addressing the floods and safeguarding the residents’ wellbeing.

Speaking during the exercise the City Manager noted that the assessment will lay the groundwork for comprehensive improvements in coordination with key agencies towards enhancing urban resilience.

Thabanja also commended the technical team for prompt actions towards improving drainage efficiency during heavy rainfall, including unclogging drains and repairing damaged ones.

The team also visited Mashini market in Kiamaina Bahati sub-county and highlighted its dilapidated state and the need for renovation to ensure traders work in a clean environment.

However, the traders were reminded on their role in keeping their working area clean and avoiding the negative habits of heaping garbage and mitumba clothes inside the drainage systems.

In most cases when the mitumba clothes have passed their sale by dates, which normally starts with hawking them at sh.50, that soon moves to sh.20, they are abandoned and more often than not, they end up in the storm water systems and clog them.

The exercise was also joined by MCA Nakuru East Anthony Kanyere and MCA Kiamaina Ward ⁠Paul Waweru.

Courtesy; KNA

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