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February 20, 2019

Ruto to launch 4.5km road project in Garissa

Garissa Senator Yussuf Haji welcomes Deputy President William Ruto at the Garissa airstrip IN 2017. /FILE
Garissa Senator Yussuf Haji welcomes Deputy President William Ruto at the Garissa airstrip IN 2017. /FILE

Deputy President William Ruto will on Monday launch the construction of Dekaburi, Garissa Ndogo – Sankuri link road in Garissa.

The Sh480.7 million project is currently at 48 per cent and is set for completion in May 2019.

The road is being done by the Kenya Urnam Roads Authority.

According to KURA, the project will add to the previous 24.87 kilometres tarmacked in the last seven years at a cost of Sh1.6 billion.

The roads are expected to transform the county and create an enabling environment for investment, improve security, drainage system and service delivery.

Garissa Governor Ali Korane in July said the county was planning to tarmac 2,000 km of road in the next five year through donor funding.

Work has already begun on some county roads including the 134 km Nono- Modogashe route.

In the current financial year, Garissa has allocated at least Sh4.3 billion to roads projects out of Sh10.15 billion set for development.

The national government is also tarmacking major roads across northern Kenya including link routes to Garissa, Mandera and Wajir.

Read: Garissa to tarmac 2,000km of road in next five years

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