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Infrastructure improvement in Nakuru East

The World Bank through the Kenya Urban Support Programme in collaboration with the Nakuru county government has commenced the improvement of infrastructure in the Nakuru East Constituency.

The County Engineer Michael Kamau said the project, which is financed by the World Bank would improve loop roads, upgrade the 1km road and 1.5km walkway to bitumen standard. He was speaking today at the free area estate while inspecting the progress of the project.

He added that once the tarmacking was completed, it would provide access to Lanet Health Centre and business premises at the busy Free Area Centre, which have suffered heavy financial losses due to inaccessibility to the shops.

He further said spot-patching would be done on existing tarmac roads in order to improve the outlook of the new city and attract more investors to improve the economic status of the residents by creating more job opportunities.

The chairman of the Free Area Centre, which includes a market and shopping premises, Peter Theuri said the upgrading of the Nakuru-Nairobi highway reduced the accessibility to the business premises leading to some of the traders shifting to other areas.

He commended the upgrading and renovation of the roads in the Nakuru East constituency and observed that a number of tenants had shifted to the Nakuru West constituency after the infrastructure was improved by the World Bank five years ago leaving many houses vacant.

He praised the county government for employing the jobless youths in the project and assured the officials that they would do everything to ensure that the stormwater drainages are not clogged by garbage.

By Veronica Bosibori


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