The government through Kenya Urban Roads Authority has released 300 million for the reconstruction of Mwiki Kasarani road after deadly protests that have lasted four days.
This decision comes after KURA’s long deliberation with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.
Briefing the media Sakaja says the contractor and heavy machinery have already landed on site ready to commence work.
He also disclosed that the 300 million funding for Mwiki-Kasarani road is part of 2 billion budget the government set aside for Nairobi roads this year.
‘‘The works start immediately and wananchi should also see graders on site but of-course they have begin. We have also agreed that all PSV vehicles should get to back on the road and resume operations , there is plan and that the road is being fixed right now.’’ Sakaja said.
Same were reiterated by Acting Managing Director Silas Kinoti who assured the residents that the authority will monitor every step of the contractor to ensure work is done on time and with quality.
Matatu operators have been demonstrating over the road since the days of the defunct city council administration.
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero pumped Ksh. 500 million tax payers money on the same road but nothing changed.