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Stalled roads in Bungoma County will be revived, CS Murkomen

Stalled roads in Bungoma County will be revived, CS Murkomen

Bungoma,

Friday, April 5 2024,

KNA, by Catherine Nyongesa/NelsonMusungu

The Cabinet Secretary (C.S) Ministry of Roads and Transport Kipchumba Murkomen has said that the government has put in place strategies to revive construction of stalled roads in Bungoma County.

The CS said another contractor would be allocated the Naitiri-Misikhu-Matunda-Makuselwa-Lugusi-Lugulu road whose construction stalled after theone who was awarded the contract was unable to deliver due to challenges.

He noted that construction of Mayanja-Bisunu- Sirisia road would also be takenup by another contractor while the Musikoma –Buyofu-Mungatsi-Mianga to Mateka road would be re-advertised and awarded to another contractor as theprevious contractor failed to complete the works.

The CS who was speaking in Bungoma said that other roads whoseconstruction would resume included Kimilili-Bokoli-Sikata Road and the Musikoma-Kakamega road.

Murkomen said that the Lwakhakha road had been transferred to Kenya RuralRoads Authority for it to get resources for maintenance.

On the Nairobi-Malaba Road, the CS said that plans were underway to makeabout 15km dual from Malaba to ease congestion at the border.

He said that the ministry was keen on quality roads and that the contractorswould be given enough time to do the roads that would last over ten years.

The CS said that works on Matulo airstrip in Webuye would commenceimmediately for it to be complete by 1st June in time for the Madaraka day celebrations.

Courtesy; KNA

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