The rehabilitation of Kenol-Sagana-Marua highway in Mt Kenya region is one of the Jubilee government main development projects in the region. The government aims at expanding the highway from a single carriage to a four-lane dual carriageway with an option of further renovations to a six-lane carriage.
The project launched on June 2020 by President Uhuru Kenyatta who promised that it is going to ready before the end of his term in office. Currently, the project is 25 percent complete according to the contractor are reported by the Project Management officer, who added that they have been faced with challenges of compensation to the affected people and also the relocation of power lines. This is what could have led to some little delays and off course the Covid-19 pandemic which reduced their working hours.
The project is being constructed at a whooping cost of Sh8.5 billion and it is being funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the national government. The highway is set to link the major towns in Kiambu, Murang'a and Nyeri counties hence promoting business activities across the region as a whole. According to the Murang'a county local news, the highway will reduce traffic along Murang'a, Nyeri and Ruiru towns due to its wide coverage and clearly designated lanes for going and coming from the respective towns.
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