Nairobi roads set for Sh1.2bn repairs, upgrade

Saturday February 13 2016

Contractors recarpet part of State House road on July 8, 2015. Some roads in Nairobi County will undergo a revamp. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Contractors recarpet part of State House road on July 8, 2015. Some roads in Nairobi County will undergo a revamp. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By SAMUEL KARANJA
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The Kenya Urban Roads Authority has enlisted 30 contractors to repair and improve roads in Nairobi County.

The maintenance of the roads which were adversely affected by the El-Niño rains will cost Sh1.2 billion and which will be drawn from the Road Maintenance Levy Fund.

Acting Director-General Silas Kinoti asked the contractors to ensure high safety standards and quality in the work which is expected to take eight months to complete.

He called for teamwork with the authority's staff for smooth and efficient operations and restoration of the road network greatly affected by the heavy rains which had been pounding the country since last year.

“Our expectations are high as the public also expects an improved road network in the next few weeks,” Mr Kinoti in Nairobi on Friday.

He further asked them to ensure prudent traffic management to avoid unnecessary snarl ups.

Speaking during the same event, Kura general manager in charge of maintenance Amos Onyango asked the contractors to work with vigour and ensure they sustain and improve the current road network.