By Kurgat Marindany and
Kitengela town residents and motorists are set to benefit from Sh160 million World Bank assistance to rehabilitate the town’s roads .
The project jointly by WB and Kajiado county government will include putting up at least 200 cabros parking lots, murraming of the roads including 1km tarmac stretch.
The initiative follows hue and cry from residents over congestion and this will create escape routes which have in the past been impassable.
The 1km Old stage- Prison road is among key roads to be rehabilitated. The road which connects Kitengela town and Kitengela GK prison with 800 male inmates has for decades been a nightmare affecting operations at the rehabilitation facility.
Among the roads to be rehabilitated is a 500-metre GK Prison’s road in Kitengela at a cost of Sh60 million.
The road stretches from Athi-River/Namanga turnoff in Kitengela town to Athi River GK Prison’s gate and the aim is to decongest the town by creating alternative route and creating parking spaces.
Speaking during the launch, Kajiado Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho said the decongestion of Kitengela town is long overdue as the incessant traffic has been cause of concern for residents and business people.
Moshisho said the same kind of projects will be replicated in other towns in a bid to open up businesses in the towns.