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Nairobi to get roads uplift – Governor

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Determined to boost development levels within its space, the Nairobi County government has announced that it will spend Sh953 million on rehabilitating city roads in the weeks and months ahead.

Governor Evans Kidero who was speaking in Nairobi recently said that the repair of roads was the next project after the rehabilitation of streetlights in the county government’s Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan.

Dr Kidero said the streetlights project had seen crime levels drop from 1,200 incidents per month to 300.

However, he said the project has been facing challenges due to vandalism.

“We take cognisance of the fact that vandalism is rampant especially in the upmarket estates such as Hurlingham, Kilimani, Woodley and various roads, including Ngong, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Dennis Pritt and Kirichwa.

“These are some of the roads worst hit by street light vandalism. We are spending a lot of money replacing equipment and this should not be the case,” he said.

He said the county government had installed lights on 433 streets out of 783.

Governor Kidero added that the county would also install masts in Njiru, Ruai, Kayole and their environs to curb crime in the areas.

He said some of the key areas where the LED streetlights have been installed are Muthaiga Area, Railway Station, Wakulima, Gikomba, Lusaka Road, CBD- Haile Selassie, Latema Road and Accra Road.


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