Sh5bn set aside for upgrade of roads linking four counties

Infrastructure PS said the roadworks will commence at the end of this month.

Wednesday February 10 2016

Infrastructure PS John Mosonik (centre) addresses journalists during an inspection tour of roads under construction in Nyeri County on February 3, 2016.The ministry has set aside over Sh5bn to pave several roads connecting four counties. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Infrastructure PS John Mosonik (centre) addresses journalists during an inspection tour of roads under construction in Nyeri County on February 3, 2016. The ministry has set aside over Sh5bn to pave several roads connecting four counties. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By GEOFFREY RONO
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Movement on roads linking Bomet, Narok, Kericho and Nakuru counties is set to improve after Sh5.2 billion was set aside to tarmac the stretches.

Key among the roads to be tarmacked, according to Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik, is the Daraja Sita-Chebole-Chebunyo-Dikirr highway that links Bomet, Kericho and Narok counties.

The project is expected to cost Sh2 billion.

A further Sh3.2 billion will be spent on tarmacking the Silibwet-Kiptagich road, which connects Bomet County to Nakuru County.

The PS said the roadworks will commence at the end of this month.

“Tenders for the work have already been awarded to the contractors by the Government,” he said.

Mr Mosonik made the remarks at Nyambugo Primary School in Bomet County at the weekend.

The PS and Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter witnessed the connection of the school to the national grid.

Also present were Kuresoi North MP Moses Cheboi, Chepalungu MP Paul Bii and former assistant minister Beatrice Kones.

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