Heavy rains have damaged sections of the Lurambi-Ingotse-Navakholo-Musikoma road in Kakamega County, disrupting transport services for the last two weeks.
The ongoing tarmacking of the C 41 road has stopped after contractors involved in the project reportedly withdrew services.
Motorists have had a nightmare navigating muddy sections of the road at Ingotse and Shikoti markets after their vehicles were stuck for several hours.
Lurambi MP Titus Khamala has petitioned Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to intervene and ensure tarmacking of the 31 kilometre stretch of road is not delayed any further.
He said since Mr Matiang’i was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to chair a committee mandated to supervise all government projects, including the Jubilee government’s legacy-driven “Big Four” agenda, he needs to visit and inspect the project to ensure the contractors take their work seriously.
“We have had problems with the tarmacking of the road since the contractor pulled out due to non-payment. The road is in bad shape and needs urgent maintenance to open up access to rural parts of Navakholo and Lurambi constituency,” said Mr Khamala.
Reports indicate one of the contractors working on the road from Lurambi trading centre stopped work after completing a stretch of a 4.5 kilometres stretch which was due for tarmacking.
The second contractor who started working on the road from Navakholo market has tarmacked 5 kilometres but pulled out due to non-payment.