Ksh700 Billion to be Invested in Incomplete Kenyan Roads Projects

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Kenyan Roads Projects will be receiving additional funding as the Government of Kenya will need an additional Ksh700 billion in order to finish the construction projects of roads in the country that are still undergoing construction. According to the Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen, he pointed out that there were quite a number of projects that had been launched by the former president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, that are still behind schedule.

This funding shall be utilized entirely for the completion of Kenyan Road Projects, some of which according to Murkomen should have been completed around five years ago. The CS also stated that they are engaging themselves in dialogue as a ministry with both local and international contractors and that they are putting in place all the available resources they have to ensure that these contractors remain actively engaged in the work sites. Moreover, he also stated that they would not allow any contractor to leave their site until they were done with the work and delivered good work.

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Kenyan Roads Projects Funding

Murkomen also went ahead and revealed that the government through his ministry and the National Treasury, had allocated some money that would be utilized in helping the assigned contractors proceed with construction works without being disrupted and they were also putting efforts into seeking financial support to facilitate the completion of the roads.

This has come at a period of time when Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) is under watch for managing and supervising cost overruns for around a total of 26 Kenyan Roads projects and quoting more than Ksh20 billion as their total budget. As a sign of commitment, the Cabinet Secretary gave assurance that his administration is committed to ensuring that these important road projects reach fruition. This comes after the current president of Kenya, William Samoei Ruto, indicated that there would not be any further launching of newer projects before completing the unfinished ones.

Lastly, the CS of transport stated that there would be a revival of all road projects that had stopped and that they would be finished before launching other new Kenyan Roads Projects.