TRANSPORT SECTOR

MP Nguna fights for completion of stalled Kibwezi-Mbodoni road

Says the 202 km road stalled at Kwa Siku market despite the Sh100 million released by state

In Summary
  • Nguna said the road will help residents of Mwingi West as the road is part of the Northern Corridor Transport Improvement Project.
  • The road will connect from Mombasa via Kibwezi to Moyale and into Ethiopia without going through Nairobi.
Construction works at the Kibwezi-Kitui road
TRANSPORT SECTOR: Construction works at the Kibwezi-Kitui road
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Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna has urged Kitui leaders to unite and rally for the completion of the stalled Kibwezi-Kitui road.

Nguna said the 202 km road has stalled at Kwa Siku market despite the government releasing Sh100 million for its completion up to Mbondoni, joining the Thika-Garissa highway.

The legislator spoke in Kavaini Secondary School on Saturday after handing the school administration a school bus.

"Don't leave me to fight for this road alone. I urge all our leaders in Kitui to come together and push for its completion, as it will boost the transport sector," Nguna said.

The road, which was launched in 2016 is part of the 2030 projects. It is being constructed by Sinohydro Corporation of China and was set to be completed this May.

Already, land acquisition and surveying has been done. However, there are fears that the funds set aside could be insufficient.

Nguna said the road will help residents of Mwingi West as the road is part of the Northern Corridor Transport Improvement Project.

The road will connect from Mombasa via Kibwezi to Moyale and into Ethiopia without going through Nairobi.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

Mwingi West MP dancing with Kavaini Sec school students after handing them a school bus on Saturday, May 14.
STALLED CONSTRUCTION WORKS: Mwingi West MP dancing with Kavaini Sec school students after handing them a school bus on Saturday, May 14.
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Mwingi West MP, Charles Nguna addressing residents of Kavaini location on Saturday.
KIBWEZI-KITUI ROAD: Mwingi West MP, Charles Nguna addressing residents of Kavaini location on Saturday.
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A view of Kibwezi-Kitui road
KIBWEZI-KITUI ROAD A view of Kibwezi-Kitui road
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Mwingi West MP, Charles Nguna dancing with a traditional dancers group at Kavaini secondary school on Saturday, May 14.
STALLED KEY ROAD: Mwingi West MP, Charles Nguna dancing with a traditional dancers group at Kavaini secondary school on Saturday, May 14.
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