CECM Roads Eng.Gideon Birir talking to the residents of Cheptiret/Kipchamo ward at Cheptiret Center.

Key Roads in Kesses Set to Be Improved


Uasin Gishu County’s Department of Roads, Transport, and Public Works is keenly monitoring the grading and graveling of another major road in Cheptiret/Kipchamo Ward, Kesses Sub County.

This is in a move aimed at ensuring quality work is done by the contractor.

Only seven days are left for the completion of works on the 6-kilometer Kaptumo-Cheptiret road, a project under Road Maintenance Levy Fund 2021-22.

While on an inspection exercise of the road, the County Executive Committee Member for Roads Eng. Gideon Birir said the project includes three lines of Culverts (1 line of 900mm diameter and 2 lines of 600mm diameter) and the contractor is expected to be done with the entire work in the next seven days.

“We are putting marram on the Cheptiret-Kaptumo road as well as piped water,” said Eng Birir.

The County is also constructing a major Box Culvert that will serve three wards in Kesses Sub County – Kerita/Chuiyat, Cheptiret /Kipchamo, and Tarakwa.

CECM Roads Eng. Gideon Birir (center) explains a point to the engineers along the Chepkong’ony-Cheptiret road earmarked for upgrading.

“We have also launched the tarmacking of Cheptiret-Chepkong’ony road which is meant to help enhance transport and connect the two (Chepkong’ony center and Cheptiret Center) areas. As a county, we want to ensure the projects are completed on time so that they can benefit the locals,” affirmed the CECM.

Chepkong’ony – Cheptiret is one of the major rural roads in Cheptiret/Kipchamo Ward, and the new road is expected to solve the perennial flooding problem at ACK St. Lukes Cheptiret School at Cheptiret Centre.

The engineers collecting data at ACK St. Lukes Cheptiret School where there has been perennial flooding during heavy rain season.

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