Laikipia County is set to receive a major boost in its road infrastructure, thanks to a new partnership agreement between the county government and the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA).

Laikipia County Governor, Joshua Irungu signed the MOU with Eng. Silas Kinoti DG-KURA today (30th January, 2024) to support provision of technical assistance in the development and maintenance of roads projects within the Laikipia County.

The ceremony which was attended by technical and legal teams from both KURA and Laikipia County, took place at Barabara Plaza, KURA headquarters. It spells out the support and roles each entity will play in the projects to be undertaken.  The partnership aims to enhance the county’s road infrastructure which is crucial for economic growth and development.

Speaking during the event, Governor Irungu expressed his appreciation for the partnership, noting that it will significantly contribute to the county’s development agenda. “We are grateful for this partnership with KURA, which will enable us to develop our road infrastructure and boost the economy of Laikipia County,” he noted that Laikipia County relocated from Nanyuki to Rumuruti township so as to serve the public better however, the town is in dire need of infrastructure that can attract investment and businesses.

On his part, Engineer Kinoti emphasized KURA’s commitment to supporting the development of road infrastructure across the country. “We are pleased to partner with Laikipia County in this initiative, which will not only improve the county’s road network but contribute to the growth of the region,” he said. He promised not only to upgrade Rumuruti but also maintain road network in Nanyuki township.

In the past KURA has partnered with other counties leading to an improved and transformed urban road network in towns like Eldoret, Lodwar, Wajir, Garissa, Narok, Kajiado, Nakuru, Lamu, Mandera, only to mention a few.

The partnership between Laikipia County and KURA marks a significant milestone in the county’s efforts to enhance its road infrastructure and boost economic growth. The MOU will provide a framework for collaboration between the two entities, enabling them to work together towards achieving their common goal of improving the county’s road network.