KeNHA earmarks service lanes for Western by pass

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) will construct service lanes along the Western by Pass. KeNHA Director General Peter Mundinia said the priority now is to clear the main road works, which is now 40 per cent complete. This follows a petition by residents of Kiambu over the construction of service lanes to satellite estates along the project.

Plant machinery belonging to CRBC at work along the western by pass. Photo: Meshack Makau.

KeNHA says the project, which cuts across Kiambu County has created employment to hundreds of youth from Kiambu and Nairobi. China Road and Bridge Construction Corporation (CRBC) is undertaking the works.

Two weeks ago, CRBC said they are working -closely with the county Government of Kiambu to ensure smooth execution of the project. Western by-pass is progressing on well despite the Covid-19 bottleneck. We thank the residents for the cooperation”, Mundinia said. He assured

He said Kiambu County is the vegetable and fruit basket of Nairobi, hence the need to execute the project within stipulated period.

He said utility power and water lines had largely been relocated and thanked Kenya Power and Kiambu Government for cooperating with the contractor. He said the concerns by Rukubi residents will be addressed and called for patience.

Mumdinia said the Western By-pass is an architectural masterpiece that will improve the economy of Kiambu county and neighboring counties.