Interestingly, Murarandia MCA David Kiiru Ng’ang’a’s home is barely a kilometre away, and locals said they have shared with him their sentiments on the road for long but there has been no action.
Mr Muchemi said he is yet to finish levelling the entire road.
He suspended the work to enable him get back to his casual labour in order to sustain himself when he returns to finish the half kilometre section which is remaining.
His efforts have earned him great respect from locals who have expressed gratitude, saying that only God can repay him for his selflessness.
Josephine Wairimu, 68, said she had stopped going to church due to poor accessibility but with the new road, she will now resume come next Sunday, thanks to Mr Muchami.
“We owe him a lot. In fact I will be marshalling locals to at least give him food to eat as he works on the remaining part of the road. I am also happy that I will now resume going to the church, two years since I stopped due to the poor state of the road which is also on a hilly area. My body is weak,” she told the Nation.
Ms Wairimu said news of Mr Muchami’s selfless efforts should reach President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom she said should honour and reward him for his work.
The news about Mr Muchami’s work on the road has gone viral on social media platforms with many terming him as the best example of a patriot.
Well-wishers have been trooping to Mr Muchami’s home with gifts.
Led by Ms Esther Wanjiku, the well-wishers congratulated Mr Muchemi and urged the government to compliment his efforts by upgrading the road.