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10 Counties Miss Out on Planned Road Projects by KURA

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The Nyanza Counties of Migori, Siaya and Nyamira are among 10 devolved units in Kenya that have missed out on planned government projects set to be rolled out by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

According to data provided by KURA on its official website, a total of 791 kilometres of paved roads will be undertaken in various parts of the country.

This will be done at a cost of Ksh38 billion with Nairobi taking the lion’s share with planned paving and maintenance of 160 kilometres of roads.

Several Rift Valley counties have also missed out on the Ksh38 billion kitty led by Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Other counties in Rift Valley that KURA has not allocated budget include; Trans Nzoia, Turkana, Nandi and Samburu counties.

Nyandarua County from Mt Kenya and Taita Taveta from the Coast region have also seen zero allocation by KURA.

Machakos County will be the second highest beneficiary from KURA with 83 kilometres of planned road projects at a cost of Ksh7 billion.

Other top counties that will see major road projects include; Kiambu (52.2 km), Nakuru (44 km) and Wajir (42.7 km).

Incidentally, Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga and Busia County have been allocated zero budget despite different road projects mapped in the area.

In Tharaka Nithi, 6.5 kilometres of road projects have been identified with 6 kilometres in Vihiga and 5 kilometres in Busia also identified for construction.

The government agency did not indicate how the three projects would be undertaken with zero budget allocated towards the same.

KURA is responsible for managing, developing, rehabilitating, and maintaining National Trunk Roads in urban areas.

Elsewhere, Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) develops, constructs and maintains the rural road network.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on the other hand is responsible for the development, rehabilitation, management and maintenance of all National Trunk Roads comprising Class S, A, and B roads.

Source; kenyan.co.ke

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