Transport ministry needs Sh18B to repair roads damaged by heavy rains

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Transport CS James Macharia

Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure says it needs Sh18 billion to repair roads that have been damaged by heavy rains and floods.

Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the funds are required for immediate repairs of the roads across the country.

“Now that the rains have subsided, we are going round the country to assess the roads,” he said, pointing out that Nairobi roads are in urgent need for repairs to the tune of Sh4.1 billion.

“For the case of Nairobi, we are focusing on central business district and Industrial Area and that will be at a cost of Sh4.1 billion,” he said, adding that already road construction works have started and more work is expected to continue.

Macharia said the government might just work on all the roads in the Capital City including those under the county jurisdiction. “We shall discuss which roads belong to which government once we have completed repairs in the city,” he told the media after the launch of the construction of the Kandisi Bridge in Kajiado County.

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