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List of Nairobi roads to be rehabilitated under the Sh2b Ward Development Programme

Ongoing road narrowing and rehabilitation in Nairobi County continues to gain momentum, thanks to the Ward Development Programme (WDP).

The county has stated that under the WDP, roads that have been in a deplorable state for years are being rehabilitated and new ones are also being constructed in several areas.

According to WDP Acting Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Eston Kimathi, the county is currently carrying out asphalt-concrete works along Joy Villa Samco Road in Dandora III Ward, which will ease traffic in the area and facilitate the movement of residents.

“The work on this road has been substantially completed. This road serves the residential areas of Joy Villa and Kwa Chief in Dandora III,” said Eng Kimathi during an inspection of the ongoing projects.

He said similar works were ongoing on Suguta Road in Kileleshwa Ward, Woodley Ward and some parts of the Eastleigh area.

The county is also undertaking several projects in Nairobi CBD Ward, where footpaths and pavements are being rehabilitated.

Last month, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja launched the rehabilitation of roads and drains in Eastleigh, which had not been done for years.

Speaking during a visit to California Estate and Airbase stations in Kamukunji sub-county, Sakaja said his administration was working to ensure that roads in the area were accessible.

“We will continue to construct and maintain roads to ease mobility and improve movement of goods in the county. The ongoing rehabilitation of drains will ensure that Nairobi residents live in dignity.”

Some of the roads the Governor toured include Timboroa and Waudo roads in California Ward, where the roads have been rehabilitated by the County.

He also inspected the ongoing sewerage rehabilitation and road works at 7th Street and 9th Street, 1st Avenue in Eastleigh North Ward.

When he came to office, he promised residents that his manifesto would make the city a green city for all by making the streets accessible and tidy.

Previously, some of the footpaths and car parks had been taken over by hawkers, making it difficult for both pedestrians and motorists to move around the city.

In the current financial year, however, Sakaja’s administration has increased the WDF from Sh1.4 billion to Sh2 billion, a move he says will enable development to take place in all 85 wards in the county.