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Understanding The Mandate of KeRRA

The Kenya Rural roads authority (KeRRA) is mandated to develop, construct and maintain the rural road network in the country as per the Kenya Roads Act, 2007.

The scope of the rural road network was revised via the Kenya Gazette Legislative Supplement No. 4 (Special Edition) of 22nd January 2016.

Over the years, KeRRA has gained accolades through the KeRRA Uasin Gishu and Nandi Regional Director Eng. Michael Rono.

Engineer Rono received trophies from His Excellency The Deputy President, Rigathi Gachagua for Best Stand that displayed initiatives in provision of viable Transport Services; Best Non-Agricultural Based Statutory Board Stand; Best stand promoting National Cohesion and Integration Development.

The award was presented during the Eldoret Show

The Mandate of KeRRA is as follows:

Constructing, upgrading, rehabilitating and maintaining rural roads.

Controlling reserves for rural roads and access to roadside developments.

Implementing road policies in relation to rural roads.

Ensuring adherence by motorists to the rules and guidelines on axle load control prescribed under the Traffic Act or any other existing regulations.

Ensuring that the quality of road works is in accordance with such standards as may be defined by the Ministry responsible for Transport and Infrastructure, overseeing the management of traffic on rural roads and issues related to road safety.

Collecting and collating data related to the use of rural roads as may be necessary for efficient forward planning.

Monitoring and evaluating the use of rural roads, planning the development and maintenance of rural roads, liaising and co-coordinating with other Authorities in planning and operations in respect of roads, preparing road work programs for all rural roads, advising the Cabinet Secretary on all issues relating to rural roads, and performing other functions related to rural roads as may be directed by the Cabinet Secretary.

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