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Monday, 16 December 2013

Kaharati - Naibrom road upgrading completed


By Alice Wagura
The Sipili-Kaharati-Naibrom road has been upgraded. A contractor called Mechanical Transport Fund, started working on the road on December 5, 2013. The five (5) kilometers stretch of road which connects Sipili, Kaharati and Naibrom was funded by Laikipia County government.
 “Murram is going to be placed in January once we have finished the upgrading. This will ensure that heavy rains will not make the road impassible,” said David Mutahi, Supervisor Mechanical Transport Fund.
The road’s upgrading is part of an initiative taken by Laikipia County government to improve roads infrastructure in Ol-Moran ward.
Grader upgrading the road
“We are using heavy grading due to the nature of the roads. We will take two weeks to finish upgrading the road,” said Muthee, the grader driver.
The construction work has also created job opportunities for the locals as most youths were employed to clear bushes and the surrounding areas near the roads.
“The construction has enabled me to get a short term contract. It is just for some few days but it is better than doing nothing,” said Moses Wagura, one of the youths contracted to clear the road.
Residents of Kaharati now say that the road will not only improve transport network in the area but it will also help in providing a conducive atmosphere for business to thrive.
“We will now be able to transport our farm produce easily since this used to be a problem. We thank Laikipia County government for what they are doing,” said John Kamau, Kaharati village elder.
“It was not possible for vehicles to reach these sides due to the bad condition of the road. The road was very narrow and only motorbikes could access it. Now it is wide and this will ensure that transportation will no longer be a problem,” added John.
Most roads in Sipili division are currently being upgraded by the Laikipia County Government.
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