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Kidero to use Sh558m to build special lanes for ‘mkokoteni’

The Nairobi City County has set aside Sh558 million for pedestrians infrastructure in a bid to reduce accidents.

These will include, wheelbarrows, hand-drawn carts, animal transport, bicycles and wheelchair users.

“We want to ensure we have appropriate walkways and bicycle lanes to improve safety,” said chief officer for roads, transport and public works Christine Ogut.


“The transport system is basically road-based for vehicles,” said Ms Ogut.

She expressed frustration at the encroachment of walkways zones and the poor state of the city county roads.

“The walkways are not properly maintained, those with tarmac have potholes,” said Ms Ogut.

The National Transport Safety Authority says it is encouraging pedestrians to use footbridges.

“Until need to separate motorists and pedestrians to increase road safety,” said Mr Munyao.

The infrastructure improvement is being carried out by the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya Urban Roads Authority, cyclists and matatu owners.