Six feeder roads in Mwariki, Nakuru West Sub County will soon be tarmacked following intervention by area MP Samuel Arama.
According to the Legislator, the tarmacking of the 8KM stretch will be done at an estimated cost of Ksh.560 Million sought from the national government and will boost the economy of the area.
He says despite the roads being under the county government of Nakuru, he chose to tarmack them adding that in matters of development for the people there is no division.
“You see, when it comes to development we can’t say this road belongs to the county so I cannot do it. If I am in a position to do it, I go ahead and that does not mean there is a problem. What we want is development for the people” said Arama.
According to Engineers who visited the area on Friday led by Kenya Urban Roads Authority South Rift Regional Manager, Eng. Sylvia Mwangi, tarmacking will be done on the stretch from Top ten to Pondamali through to Mwariki, Eldoret to Pembe mbili up to KK,PCEA-Ndarugu Game Road connecting to Baringo road or game.
Other feeder roads to be tarmacked under the project include Kahatu-Sewage Road, Ruto Road through St.Teresa Catholic Church and Paramount-Kipanga road.
The project has been welcomed by area residents who say it will go a long way in addressing the challenges they have been facing in terms of movement.
Njaki Mutuma-a bodada rider at Eldoret area stage in Nakuru West says the move is timely and will boost their businesses as bodaboda operators in the area.
“We are very grateful that our MP has thought of these roads and we support the project as it is for our own benefit” he said.
Sentiments echoed by Mwariki Elders Chief’s Council and Nyumba Kumi system Chairman John Kahato Njoroge.
He says as elders in the area they are in support of the project warning those who want to politicize such development.
“Mwariki will now be like the other wards such as London and Kaptembwa where there are tarmac roads” said Kahato.
Simon Ole Nasieku from Nakuru Benchmarking team on matters development in various Sub counties on his part lauding the MP Arama for considering Mwarriki area.
He challenged other leaders in Nakuru to emulate the same and ensure development for the electorates.
“Arama is development focused and that is why he does not wait for the county government to do the roads but has stepped in to ensure better infrastructure for his people. We call on all other elected leaders to emulate Nasieku.
The tour of the roads by Engineers was also witnessed by Joshua Onduko(CDF Manager),MP’s PA John Koech and Mwariki Chief Joseph King’ori Macharia.