Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) is set to renovate Olokurto –Olposimoru road that is in deplorable condition following the heavy downpour experienced in the area.
Narok KeRRA Resident Engineer David Kerembu, said the road is a class ‘C’ road falling under his category hence he was obliged to do regular maintenance on the road.
The road links the Agricultural rich area to the markets in Nakuru and Narok town and during seasons of heavy rainfall, the farmers in the area watch desperately as their mature crops rot in the shamba because they cannot access the market.
Engineer Kerembu who spoke in Olposimoru area assured the residents that plans are underway to maintain the road before it is fully tarmacked to enable easy access to the markets and trading centres.
“I came here to assure you that we will do continuous maintenance of this road so that the residents will have an easy time when moving from one point to another,” said the engineer who was in the company of Narok County Commissioner, Evans Achoki, in Olposimoru area.
Narok County Peace Chairman, Joseph Ole Kileu, who hails from Olokurto area, added that the renovation of the road will revive the economy of the area that is very rich in agricultural produce.
“If these people get good roads to transport their goods to the market, then all their problems will be solved as their greatest wealth is in their farms,” said Ole Kileu.
Sabastian Saitoti, a youth in Olposimoru area, lauded the government for considering renovating the road that is completely impassable during rainy seasons.
Saitoti reiterated that when rains coincide with important functions like weddings, fund drives and other traditional events, people are transported in tractors which are hired at a very high cost.
“I witnessed a bride being transported in a tractor during her wedding day because no other vehicle would pass through. The news that the road is being renovated is good news to all the residents of Olposimoru and Olokurto area.
Achoki assured the residents that he will monitor the renovation progress and ensure that the road remains in passable condition.
By Ann Salaton