Thursday, May 23, 2024

Govt Cancels Ksh2 Billion Roads Project Across the Country Over Heavy Rains

The Kenya City Roads Authority (KURA) has defined the cancellation of Ksh2 billion highway tenders following considerations from Kenyans.

In a press release dated Thursday, Could 9, KURA famous that the cancellation was completed owing to the heavy rains that have been witnessed in latest weeks.

KURA expounded that the rains prompted numerous destruction to the highway infrastructure therefore the necessity to pause the initiatives and do an evaluation.

The highway company added {that a} evaluate can be completed primarily based on the damages and a brand new tender can be marketed quickly.

Kenya City Roads Authority (KURA) Director Basic Silas Kinoti at a gathering on November 9, 2023.



“We be aware the legitimate concern relating to the cancellation of latest tenders. The cancellation was necessitated by the unprecedented injury by the present heavy rains which has significantly affected the situation of many roads.

“The roads shall be completed however after a brand new scoping which takes cognisance of their present state. Rescoping shall be completed instantly after the rains subside to seize present circumstances and likewise deal with speedy wants as a matter of precedence,” learn the assertion partially.

KURA made the remarks after Kenyans raised considerations over the abrupt cancellation of the initiatives.

The highway initiatives that have been set to be undertaken in city centres have been to be funded by the Highway Upkeep Levy Fund (RMLF) which motorists pay throughout the buy of gasoline.

Notably, a piece of legislators had additionally known as out the highway company for leaving out sections of the nation within the multi-billion highway tender.

A lot of the initiatives have been destined for Nairobi, Machakos, Mombasa and Kiambu.

“What explains this type of income share disparity and regional favouritism? Is that this honest to the folks of Githunguri who overwhelmingly voted for this authorities?

“For KURA roads funds Kikuyu will get 63 p.c i.e. Ksh220 million out of Ksh350 million allotted to all  Kiambu’s 12 constituencies. Whereas I respect Kikuyu getting some growth we needs to be honest within the sharing,” Githunguri MP Gathoni Wamuchomba questioned.

Highway building is underway in Mfangano Island, Mbita Constituency.


Kenya City Roads Authority

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