Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko found himself on the wrong side of a section of Nairobians after laying claim to the newly opened Outer Ring Road.
The 13 km stretch road was officially opened last Friday ahead of project completion in September.
Kenya Urban Roads Authority chairman Daniel Waithaka and director general Silas Kinoti said the project is 83% complete.
The Sh8 billion carriageway runs from the General Service Unit headquarters on Thika Road (Allsops) and ends at the Taj Shopping Mall on the Eastern Bypass.
With eight lanes, a median lane for the proposed Nairobi Rapid Transit System, four passenger transfer stations, 10 footbridges, six underpasses and two interchanges, it is expected to serve thousands of residents of Baba Dogo, Huruma, Kariobangi North and South, Lumumba, Umoja, Inner core, Tena and Dandora estates.
Other estates that will also be opened up include Buru Buru Phase 5, Kayole, Komarock, Savannah, Donholm, EABS, Tassia, and Embakasi.
The construction was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2015 and is being constructed by China Wu Yi Company, the same company that constructed the Thika Superhighway.
Hailed as Kenya’s most beautiful road, photos of its progress have widely been shared on social media.
Mike Sonko too, took to social media to lay claim to the project. According to Sonko, he started the project when he was the member of parliament for Makadara Constituency.
Kenyans on Twitter were, however, not buying it. They came out in numbers to blast the gubernatorial aspirant.
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) July 29, 2017
An MP makes laws , saa zingine soma JD yako si ati unapiga tu makelele
— CHRIS (@ChrisKE_) July 29, 2017
Hehehe… Which ministry were You heading then? What was your role?
— Moses Lusih (@lusih) July 29, 2017
In Canaan we will Only use Planes no Roads
— Ougo Millionaire (@ougo_odiwuor) July 29, 2017
Please sir the truth…you know very well you did not conceive the idea or the plan…its the grand coalition part of the 2030 plan…
— Ken Proud citizen (@KenOnecreative) July 29, 2017
Seriously, which Project did u start? Read the Mandate of MP & stop misleading Kenyans. I know what MP does, KeNHA & other Parastatals
— Syl Maithya™ (@SylMaithya) July 29, 2017
???? ulikuwa attachment KNHA?
— Tommie Rabach?? (@Rabaches) July 29, 2017
Ati MP alilaunch outering rd pic.twitter.com/cUlvdDmyeT
— Afude (@EfinduFiachenja) July 29, 2017
What ? ? pic.twitter.com/FlQiNWlVtD
— Femme actuelle?? (@zippoglisia) July 29, 2017
Which work are you alluding to? The sarakasi of punching buildings and sleeping on the road?
— Doc Oduor McOngili (@DcOduor) July 29, 2017
Utaacha porojo… Outering ni ya mp?
— Mac Davile (@benoduor2009) July 29, 2017
— Victor BAKAYOKO?? (@vickienaya) July 31, 2017
I almost gave you my vote
— King David (@BabaWaBabaYao) July 30, 2017
Liar. Not all nairobi voters are those that you can confuse with water tanks and mkokokoteni
— joseph sidera (@sideraotieno) July 29, 2017
can you at least consult igathe amesomasoma
— Marg Muthiani (@MissMuthiani) July 30, 2017
Huwezi tubeba ujinga.
— dmj (@davy_mj) July 29, 2017
Wewe nawe wacha kutupima budah ??
— Grip ✊ (@mohagaks) July 29, 2017
Lie to the uninformed masses.That’s not county work its KURA work.Liar!
— Patriot (@mahinge) July 29, 2017
When were you ever employed by KeNHA, stick to your lane bwana
— Hannington (@tonnydulo) July 29, 2017
Wawawa ????? @MigunaMiguna said you didn’t go to school,I now believe. Roles of an MP is taught in class 5 GHC and history & govt form 3/4
— Canaan MAFIA (@canaan2017MAFIA) July 30, 2017