In Summary
  • The residents demanded to be involved since a section of the same road had been upgraded by the funds from Gilgil CDF.

  • They also claimed that Kenya Roads Authority had also upgraded a section of the same road.

Residents of Elementaita Ward in Gilgil sub-county in Nakuru County have clashed with a contractor over the upgrading of roads in the area.

The residents of Gwa Shati, Njeru and Munanda said the contractor moved to the site to upgrade the 1.9km earth road which is part of the 9.3km of the road earmarked for upgrading without finding out from them the critical sections that needed to be upgraded.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

“We approved this project during the public participation in 2017 and Sh3.5million was allocated to the project but instead of asking us which sections of the road are in poor conditions, the contractor has moved in his machines and started the work,” said Mr Mutungi Mburu, a resident.

They said according to the instructions from the county, there must be a site meeting attended by the area MCA, sub county administrator, roads engineer and the contractor before work begins.

The residents demanded to be involved since a section of the same road had been upgraded by the funds from Gilgil Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

They also claimed that Kenya Roads Authority had also upgraded a section of the same road.

“These two sections that have separately been upgraded must not form part of the work by the contractor,” said Mr Samuel Nyandieka, a resident of Kwa Njeru.

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