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February 22, 2018

World Bank spends Sh642m on projects in Kitui town estates

A high mast flood light erected through KISIP at Kunda-Kindu to enhance security within the estate. /Musembi Nzengu
A high mast flood light erected through KISIP at Kunda-Kindu to enhance security within the estate. /Musembi Nzengu

Kitui Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau yesterday praised World Bank for pumping Sh642.5 million into health, sanitation, roads and security projects.

He said through the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project Kitui town has been given a hospitable new look, increased security and sanitation.

Nzau spoke when he received a World Bank delegation headed by KISIP national coordinator Peris Mang’ira. The World Bank spent Sh485.6 million on road construction, Sh45.4 million on street lighting and Sh101.4 on drainage system.

Nzau conducted the delegation on a tour of KISIP projecs in Kunda Kindu, Mjini and Mosquito estates. World Bank urban specialist Abebaw Alemayehu urged the contractors to speed up. He said the bulk of undone work was massive.

Nzau said the World Bank projects are a boost to Governor Charity Ngilu’s five-pillar manifesto for Kitui. It focuses on water and food security, quality healthcare, education and youth empowerment; as well as women empowerment and wealth creation.


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