Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has received the support of the national government in the rehabilitation of city roads.
Sonko on Monday held a meeting with Transport CS James Macharia at City Hall to discuss how to collaborate in the repairs.
“Held a consultative meeting with Transport CS James Macharia at City Hall. Our teams agreed to work on a joint plan for rehabilitation of city roads. We also pledged to commit more funding on the upgrade of roads,” Sonko said.
“We have already formulated a joint document for various roads interventions with more focus on roads within Eastlands,” he added.
According to Infrastructure Principal Secretary Julius Korir, the government plans to repair 158 roads in Nairobi using a Ksh142 Million fund.
Some of the roads that are expected to receive a faclift include: Harambee Avenue, Kaunda Street, Loita Street, Muindi Mbingu Street, Nkrumah Avenue, Ronald Ngala Street, Standard Street, Tom Mboya Street, Kirinyaga Road, Harry Thuku Road, Moktar Daddah Street, Banda Street and Monrovia Street.
The PS noted that some of the roads had never been maintained since they were built and they would be attended to first.
“The contractor has mobilised and prioritised Tom Mboya, Latema Street, Accra Road, River Road, and Kirinyaga Road for initial maintenance then to others on a priority basis,” Korir explained.
Mokoyeti East Road, Kumbe Road and Jogoo Road are set for improvements while 17th Street(Part) and Kings Road will be upgraded to bitumen standard.
Kiambiu, Mwende roads, and Second Avenue Eastleigh will undergo routine maintenance as Kayole Spine Road, Five Acres Road and Komarock Phase II undergo spot improvement, rehabilitation and access improvement respectively.
Spot improvements on Othaya, Nyeri, Gatundu, Mwingi and Kikambala roads in Kileleshwa will also be done under the Road Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF).
Residents of Kasarani Sportsview Estate and users of Shreeji Road(Embakasi) and Siaya Road(Kileleshwa) will have to wait for the improvement works on their roads amounting Ksh209 Million to be advertised.