President Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga have launched Kilometres of roads in Nairobi and Kajiado Counties

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga have launched 4.2 kilometre road with a view to deconjest Nairobi County.

The duo who were on a tour of Nairobi County development projects assured Nairobi residents of the Government’s commitment toward infrastructural development in the county.

“This road is part of our ongoing efforts to decongest Nairobi. It will ease the flow of traffic on Mombasa road and facilitate the transportation of goods to the western region,” Uhuru said.

The Head of State also lauded the Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia for the commendable job that he had done of ensuring that the roads were completed on time and within budget.

President Kenyatta also reminded Kenyans to adhere to Covid-19 Ministry of Health protocols even as they involve themselves in their daily routines.

“We want work to continue but we also want to protect the lives of Kenyans against this pandemic,” he stated.

President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga also drove to Kajiado County where they opened the 48 kilometre Ngong-Kiserian-Isinya and the 43 kilometre Kajiado-Imaroro roads.

The head of state said that the two roads will help open up Kajiado County for rapid economic development.

The head of state said that the two roads will help open up Kajiado County for rapid economic development.

“The completion of this road has eased transport in this area. Now travelling to Maasai Mara from Loitoktok, one does not have to pass through Nairobi. You can just go through Imaroro to Isinya and from Isinya, Ngong to Suswa,” President Kenyatta said.

On his part, the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga said that he was pleased to accompany the President to witness the opening of the road.

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