Construction of sh. 1.2bn road in Mokowe, Lamu kicks off

Ongoing road work progress in Lamu. PHOTO: NATASHA NEMA.

Lamu, KENYA: The Kenya Urban Road Authority –KURA has kicked of the construction of a Sh.1.2 Billion 15Km road at Mokowe town.

The road is expected to ease access to the new Lamu county headquarters in Mokowe town.

Construction of the road is expected to be completed in the next 30 months.

Speaking in Mokowe during the launch of construction of feeder roads in the town on Wednesday,Acting General manager in charge of special programmes at KURA Mohamed Abdulrashid said 1.5 KM of the road will be complete by end of August this year.

Abdulrashid said the objective behind the construction of the road is to ensure the town which houses the new county headquarters is easily reachable and accessible by all.

He said the road will also see growth in trade and attract more investors to the town which also borders the new Lamu port LAPSSET.

He said the Mokowe road was the biggest project that KURA has undertaken so far and that there was none like it in other counties.

“The entire project will take us 30 months to complete and will cost us Sh.1.2 billion.We however expect to be done with 1.5KM by end of August.The objective is to open up Mokowe town and enable for ease of access to the county headquarters,” said Abdulrashid.

KURA is also targeting ten counties with infrastsructure challenges among them Hola in Tana River,Bungoma,Kitale,Trans-Nzoia,Eldoret,Kapenguria,Wote in Machakos,Bomet and Nakuru.