Rongai no longer diaspora as Magadi Road dual carriageway kicks off

By Obegi Malack


Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced upgrading of Nairobi Magadi Road into dual carriageway.

The contractor is on the preliminary design and the project will start anytime from now, the section to be expanded includes the ever busy 22.65- Kilometer Bomas-Kiserian-Corner Baridi.The road passes through Ongata Rongai  and Kiserian towns.

The other corridor earmarked for elevation is 13.9 kilometer Bomas-Karen-Dagoretti Market Road.

Transport, Housing and Infrastructure CS James Macharia said the roads will boost commercial activity in Nairobi, Kajiado and Kiambu counties and transform the lives of people.

Speaking on Wednesday during Stakeholders Engagement Workshop in preparation for the upgrade of the roads to dual carriageways the CS encouraged all stakeholders to use the forums to openly air their views and concerns so that they are incorporated in development projects.

Stanley Mwawasi Project Manager and engineer at KeNHA said the contractor will limit himself to the space available, no building will be pulled down and no land acquisition will be done.

The expansion of the road will ease traffic between the capital city,Kajiado and Kiambu counties. The tarmacking of Gataka road in Kajiado North Constituency is also ongoing

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2 thoughts on “Rongai no longer diaspora as Magadi Road dual carriageway kicks off

  1. This is great news, we have suffered for a long time. Residents of Ongata Rongai and Kiserian spent on average more than 2 hours in the morning and similar in the evening to and fro Nairobi CBD. This has also made public transport very expensive.

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