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Tassia residents protest over bad road

By LILLIAN MUTAVI February 23rd, 2017 1 min read

Transport on Nairobi’s Outer Ring Road was on Wednesday disrupted as residents of Tassia demonstrated over the poor state of a link road into the estate.

The residents complained that the link road had been rendered impassable and appealed to the county government to come to their aid.

The demonstrators caused a major traffic jam on Oute Ring Road as they demanded that Governor Evans Kidero orders that the road works resume.

They were complaining about the gateway into the estate, which they said was excavated and abandoned by a contractor, Tevene Enterprises, last year.

Some sections have been flooded with sewage while others are overlaid with sharp stone fillings, making them a hazard to motorists and pedestrians, they added.

Roads and Transport Executive Mohammed Abdullahi said the county cancelled Tevene’s contract for its shoddy job.

“The contractor failed to complete the works, so we are terminating the contract and tendering it again,” said Mr Abdullahi.