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Relief for Kitengela residents as bypass is tarmacked

Tarmacking of the Kitengela bypass at St. Monica in Kitengela ward is currently underway.

The construction of the road project which is fully funded by the Kajiado County Government is expected to ease traffic along the main Namanga Road.

The road will serve as a by-pass from Kitengela Medical off EPZ Road to Deliverance Road through Kitengela Catholic Church.

According to Geoffrey Araka, the surveyor in charge of the project, the upgrading of the road is expected to change the face of Kitengela and boost economic growth by attracting more investors into the town.

“The upgrading of the 17 kilometers road will be complete by September 2022. The road will open up the town and ease mobility within the estates. The plan also includes a footpath for the pedestrians.” Said Geoffrey

Kitengela locals breathed a sigh of relief following the tarmacking of the road saying that they had suffered for years and were forced to endure the pathetic state of the road especially during the rainy season.

Lucy Mwema, a business lady in the area, said it was a good initiative by the county government to construct the road while calling for the government to complete the road before the rainy season starts.

“The construction of this road was long overdue. I urge the authorities to conduct this exercise with haste because the state of this road with the construction work ongoing is deplorable. With the current weather conditions we suffer from common flu and we can’t imagine the state of it when it rains it will be impassable,” she said.

Business owners along the road have also welcomed the tarmacking of the road saying their businesses will flourish once the construction works are complete.

Timothy Asudi, a sugarcane trader, said the dust from the murram road during the dry season keeps customers off.

He added that the situation is worsened during the rainy season as he can’t move his cart with ease. “I am happy that we will conduct our business in a conducive environment. The tarmacking of this road will boost my business as customers will be able to access it easily. We no longer have to worry about dust or flood water,” said Asudi.

By Vivian Mbinya and Diana Meneto

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