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Preparations of National Madaraka Day Celebrations Complete

The  preparations of National Madaraka Day Celebrations in Narok County is complete, Interior and Coordination of National Government  Principal  Secretary (PS),  Karanja  Kibicho has said.

Karanja  who  led top government officials  on Friday in inspecting the Stadium and the Presidential lounge lauded the preparations, saying  the contractors have worked day and night in a period of only one month to ensure all was set for the day.

Among  the  officials who  accompanied  Kibicho  were,  Defence Principal Secretary, Saitoti Torome, Devolution PS, Charles  Sunkuli,  Interior Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Patrick Ole Ntutu and Deputy Head Public Service,  Wanyama  Musyambo.

The  Narok  North  Member of Parliament,  Moitalel Ole Kenta said it is no doubt that the celebrations has brought multiple  blessings to Narok residents.

“We  are double honoured because what we have seen in Narok town is tremendous development. Some other counties will take up to 40 years before the celebrations are held in their counties,” said Kenta.

Among  other  benefits the county will enjoy is the installation of a Sh. 600 million portable bridge built by Kenya Defence Force (KDF) to curb storm floods that will remain in the county.

During  last  week’s  tour, Kibicho  said  the  initial  plan  was to dismantle the temporary  bridge  immediately after the celebrations as it happens in other areas but after consultation with the county government, the bridge would remain and reinforced.

“We have agreed that  the  infrastructure (bridge) is important for the county. As a government, we will talk so that we  leave that bridge intact and see how we make up for the materials that were used which were meant to be portable,” he said.

The  construction of  the bridge that  cuts  across River Narok and connects Narok town to Total estate through Narok Stadium  is  a big  relief to the town dwellers who for a long time had to wait for long hours to cross the swollen river when flash floods occurs.

The three main highways leading to Narok town; that is Narok – Bomet, Narok – Nakuru and Narok – Nairobi are currently being expanded to control traffic jams on that special day.

“We want to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in all roads around the town so that business can continue as usual. So far  everything is moving smoothly as planned,” he said.

Among other major renovations at the stadium include upgrading of the 5, 000 seater stadium to accommodate 4, 000  Very Important Persons (VIPs) dais and over 20, 000 people who will attend the National Celebrations.

Five additional entrances have also been constructed around the stadium in additional to the two current entrances.

By  Ann  Salaton

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