• The work involves upgrading 4.6 kilometres of roads to bitumen standards.
• The upgrade is aimed at improving water drainage systems and ease movement.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has launched the upgrade of roads in Kianyaga town and the improvement of drainage systems.
The work involves upgrading 4.6km of roads to bitumen standards.
Waiguru said the roads to be covered include the Catholic Dispensary link road (1.4km), Kianyaga Government Houses link road (1.2km), Kiburia Girls School junction to ICT Centre road (0.4km), Children Home link road (0.4km) and Kamiigua-Rukenya road (1.2km).
Speaking in Kianyaga town, she said the upgrade is aimed at improving water drainage systems and easing movement.
Waiguru said the project, which is a collaboration between the county government and national government, will change the face of the fast-growing town and provide an inclusive, efficient and conducive business environment that will spur economic growth.
Other towns that have been upgraded include Kerugoya, Kutus and Kagio where about 25,000 square metres of cabro pavements have been laid, creating more than 800 car park slots.
A similar upgrade programme is going on in Wang’uru town, where over 30km of roads are being tarmacked. Kutus town has also been earmarked for road tarmacking.
“The projects are part of an elaborate plan by the county government to continually improve the town’s infrastructure as an enabler of socio-economic development and improved livelihoods for all residents,” the governor said.
In the last three years, Waiguru’s administration has constructed 11 markets. They include Makutano, Wang’uru, Kagio Cereals, Kagio Clothes Market, Kutus, Kerugoya, Kianyaga, Kagumo, Kiamutugu, Sagana and Kibingoti.
An additional four markets are under construction in Makutano, Githure, Gathoge and Karumandi.
Edited by A.N