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New house units to ease shortage of accommodation at Kangema Police Station

Completion of  stalled houses at Kangema  Police  Station is expected to address shortage of accommodation among local security officers.

Construction works on two storey buildings had made good progress and officers are expected to occupy them before the end of this month.

The  two-bedroomed units  will provide a better accommodation to security officers who have been dwelling in old and dilapidated houses.

Visiting  the  site  on Thursday for routine inspection, members of the County Development Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC) expressed their satisfaction on the smooth progress of the project.

The  Chairman of the committee, Mohammed  Barre said the contractor had fast-tracked the project despite delay in releasing of funds in the last financial year.

Members  of  Murang’a of CDICC have severally visited the site to ensure the released funds were well utilized so as to ensure completion of the project that stalled for more than eight years.

Construction of the 16 house units commenced in 2010 but stalled after the initial contractor moved away from the site citing lack of payments.

The  Murang’a County Police Commander, Josphat Kinyua noted that the government allocated Sh. 33.6 million towards end of last financial year, which facilitated completion of the project.

He added that the project also involves putting up of parking bay and erection of perimeter wall around the police station and staff quarters.

“The project is almost complete and by August 21, officers will occupy the new houses and this will go a long way in providing the officers with better accommodation,” stated Kinyua.

He  continued, “The new houses will motivate our officers who have been leaving in dilapidated houses for many years.”

Elsewhere, rehabilitation of a section of Kangema-Kiriaini road which was destroyed by landslide is going on well and the works are expected to be completed by December this year.

The section of the road at Kanjama areas was washed away by landslide in April last year and motorists plying the route have been forced to use a diversion.

The  Kenya National Highways  Authority Inspector, Ms. Regina  Kilonzo  told members of the committee that the 24 percent of the work has already be done.

She added that the contractor is trying hard to complete the works, before commencement of the short rains which may complicate the progress.

By  Bernard  Munyao

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