The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is embarking on development projects aimed at improving the status of the road network within Muranga County. This initiative is part of a broader plan that will benefit urban centres within the central region through the upgrade of road network that will enable residents’ access social amenities with ease. 

The Authority is currently upgrading a total of six road projects totalling to 6.9 kilometres within Muranga County. The road projects which were commissioned in February, 2024 are fully funded by the Kenyan Government to a tune of Kshs. 297,425,487.3. The road network includes; 1.4 km Periodic Maintenance of MTN-KAG-Grogon-Jakasa Road, 1.2 km Periodic Maintenance of Kandundu Junction-Kandundu ACK Road km , 1.5 km Periodic Maintenance of Kayahwe-Muchungucha-Gacharu Road, 0.8 km Periodic Maintenance of Mjini-Chief’s Office-Bishop Kairu Road, 3 km Upgrading to Bitumen Standards of Huhi-Rescue Centre Road and 0.4 km Periodic Maintenance of Water Supply-High Point Estate Road.

In addition, KURA, through the Annuity programme, has substantially completed two road projects within Muranga County totalling 8.9 kilometres. The two projects, implemented by Infraconnect 15 Contractors, include the 3.8 Km Ndikwe-Kiria Road and the 5.1 km Mucunguca-Kiangage Road and have greatly transformed the livelihoods of people living in the central region.

The upgrading of the road network across the entire central region will enable Muranga County benefit with a total of 15.8 kilometres of improved roads. This enhancement will boost the economic status of the area and improve people’s livelihoods by providing better access to social amenities.

Speaking yesterday, during the project inspection of the 1.5 km Periodic Maintenance of Kayahwe-Muchungucha-Gacharu in Kiharu, Muranga County, implemented by Transcounty Construction Limited as the contractor, Eng. Timothy Nyomboi Project Engineer reiterated on the importance of the project once complete and urged the contractor to work within the project specifications so as to deliver a quality output. ‘‘ The ongoing project is going to be a game changer here in Muranga, the residents will now access schools and markets with ease and enable them conduct their daily business with ease, I urge the contractor to strictly adhere to the project specifications and deliverables so that we can give the public a better road infrastructure.’’ He noted. The Project Engineer was accompanied by the resident engineer and other technical team.

The Authority is committed to improve the road network across all the forty-seven counties in a bid to open up urban centres, enable people to move with ease, improve human dignity and uplift their economic status. This is in line with the Government’s Bottom-Up Transformation Agenda and Vision 2030 that seeks to improve livelihood of each Kenyan.