Lot one of the MauMau road project is progressing well despite the Covid-19 challenges. The works are being undertaken by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) – By Prudence Wanza.
The project is domiciled in Kiambu County and is aimed at increasing market access for diary, tea, coffee, horticulture and farm produce from the larger Kiambu county.
The 105Km project has commenced from Gataka, Gitiha, Iria-ini, Kagaa, Matimbei to Kamahindu.
The road will also stretch along; Kagaa/Kwaregi Jnct – Githirioni – Kimende – Matathia Shopping centre – Mai Mahiu, Uplands (A8) – Gitithia – Kabunge shopping center and joining Kimende – Mai Mahiu Road, Kagwe – Kamahindu – Kimende, Loop to C65(Ruiru – Uplands) from Githirioini, Gatina – Githiga (E2021) Road, Gaturaini – Kamburu – Githunguri (D1433) Road and Gaturaini – Kagwe Tea Factory (F2030) Road.
According to the project director, Eng. James Karanja, the project will improve the GDP of the entire Kiambu County.
“The project will lead to easy access to healthcare, education services and other social amenities as well as improve accessibility by both national and county Governments in supporting security and any other related activities,” Karanja stated.
Additionally, the road project will open up the area for tourism in Mt.Kenya and Aberdare tourism circuit, the Dedan Kimathi memorial among other interests in the area.
The road is being constructed by China Wu Yi Construction Limited and will benefit the public through reduced freight costs and vehicle operating costs.
The Mau Mau Roads Program is a package of seven priority road projects located in Kiambu, Muranga, Nyeri, Nyandarua and Nakuru Counties which also aims at improving unpaved road sections to bitumen standard and rehabilitating paved road sections in poor conditions.