Oloolua roads nightmare angers residents

A section of the damaged Oloolua road

By Fred Biketi

Residents of Oloolua in Ngong continue suffering because of bad and impassable roads especially when it rains despite repeated appeals to the Kajiado County government for assistance.

The situation is so bad because roads in the area turn into pools of water, thus making the area inaccessible not only by vehicles but even on foot by school going children and other residents.

During public participation exercise on Kajiado County Budget preparation process this year, the residents again pleaded that roads in the area be given priority.

A resident, John Munyua  called for tarmacking of Oloolua roads in the worst sections like the stretch that connects Ngong town to the road linking Kiserian and the section that runs from Oloolua shopping centre towards Ngong forest terminating at the junction of Embul-bul – Gataka road.

โ€œThe distance covered by bad stretches is 3.1kms for the first section with approximately 900m covered by concrete paving stones commonly known as Cabro, leaving 2.2kms that needs attention,โ€ the residents said in a letter to the County budget team.

They complained that bad roads had brought immense suffering to Oloolua sub-location residents.

They said the construction of the road up to bus stage 46 after Matasia will create a diversion of traffic within Ngong and reduce the snarl-up at the Barclays (ABSA) Bank junction in the busy town.

They also complained that the repeated gravelling and murraming of the road has not helped much because the road hardly lasts one financial year.

Meanwhile, the Oloolua development committee has been urged to lobby the relevant authorities within or outside Kajiado County to facilitate tarmacking of the distance from Ngong Town to 46 and onto the forest area at junction of Embul-bul / Gataka road.

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