President Kenyatta will today inspect the ongoing construction works of a 29 km Kutus–Kianyaga–Kimuthugu–Kithure–Kibugi Road and commission the Kangema–Gacharage Road. The Kangema-Gacharage road in Murang’a county traverses at Kangema mountainous terrain and runs in a southerly direction through Kahuti, Gatuya, Murirannjas, Kagaa, Marumi, Kariua and ends at Gacharage is 35 kilometer total length.
The road project completes the missing link between Thika and Nyeri hence minimizing distance between the two towns in Central Kenya whilst improving access to the agricultural sector and commerce in the area. It will also transform the livelihoods of the communities living along the road and its surroundings. Farmers in the area will easily transport their farm produce and inputs and open market access in the area.
The implementing government agency, Kenya National Highways (KeNHA) began construction of the vital road to bitumen standard at a cost of KES4.1 billion fully financed by Kenyan government through Development vote.
The construction of roads across different parts of the country is in line with government intiative to provide safe, quality and adequate national trunk road network for sustainable socio-economic development of Kenya and the region.
The President during his tour to Central Kenya, he launched a KES700 million Naro Moru-Nairutia-Ngobit road link to reduce kilometres of travel by 60km from Narumoru to Kiganjo. At Naro Moru, government plans to build a KES9bn dam to serve both Kieni and Laikipia areas. It is also upgrading to bitumen several roads in the county among them Jua Kali-Tetu, Mugumoini-Umande, Maili-Sita-Umande, Narumoru-Wiyumiririe and Rumuruti–Maralal.
KeNHA has recently finalized on the construction of a 501km Turbi – Moyale Road in Marsabit County and is now embarking on construction of Nuno – Modogashe that was launched early this year by the President.