Iten, Kapsowar Town Roads Set For Improvement

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Ongoing improvement works on roads within Iten and Kapsowar towns are expected to be ready in three months.

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) North Rift Director Eng. Edwin Limo says the roads which are being improved to bitumen standards with be complete by December.

While briefing Governor Wisley Rotich during a tour of the roads on Friday, Eng. Limo said all earthworks are complete and that the contractors have since started working on the pavements and drainage systems.

Governor Rotich with KURA officials during the site visit.
Governor Rotich with KURA officials during the site visit.

We are on course. Much of the work has been done. We will be ready by December, ” the KURA North Rift boss said while on a tour with the governor at Moi Garage in Kapsowar town.

Muddy mornings

About 1.5 kilometres of road are being improved within the two towns.

A similar distance is also getting a new shape within Iten town where residents of Lillies have in the past contented with muddy mornings especially during the rainy season.

But with the he ongoing works, they will soon be walking on a marcadamised road.

One of the roads set for a facelift.
One of the roads set for a improvement.

The road improvement initiative will also bring to an end a culture where residents of the famous suburb walk with a pair of shoe while carrying another in their bags so as to change at the main road or their offices during rainy days.

Hii lami imetuokolea sana. Sasa hakuna kubeba viatu extra na kuruka hop step and jump!” (The new road will rescue us. No more carrying extra shoes and hopping to escape mud and dirty water), said Ruth Shiko, a teacher and Lillies resident.

Governor Rotich commended the contractors and urged them to ensure that they move fast to complete the works within set timelines.

I can see this is good progress. I hope you complete the construction within the stipulated time,” he said.

Further, Rotich urged plot owners to ensure that they observe boundaries and not put up structures on the road reserves.

Governor Rotich during a tour of various roads set to be improved.
Governor Rotich during a tour of various roads set to be improved.

He thanked Roads and Infrastructure CS Kipchumba Murkomen for what he termed as his continued support.

In addition, the County boss revealed that he will be negotiating with other government and non state agencies to ensure that all town roads in the county are improved.

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