Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago wants Kenya Highway Authority (KeNHA) to rescind its decision to change the design for the construction of the multi-billion shilling Southern By-pass from the original dual carriage way to a single lane.
The Governor asked KeNHA to revert to the original plan or risk facing resistance ahead of the rolling out of the Sh. 6 billion project aimed at decongesting Eldoret town.
Mandago challenged the Authority to explain what informed their decision to change the initial design without seeking the input of other stakeholders on what he described as a weighty matter.
“As leaders from the North Rift Economic Bloc, we are totally opposed to the change of design of the road that is to connect Eldoret – Kisumu road from the Eldoret International Airport and the University of Eldoret junction along Eldoret-Iten road from the initial dual carriageway to a single lane by KenHA,” said Mandago.
Mandago made the remarks Tuesday during a courtesy call by a team from the African Development Bank (ADB) led by the Executive Director Dr Weggoro Nyamajeje Calleb, KeNHA and Treasury officials.
The officials were on a two-day tour of the North Rift counties to assess progress on the construction of the Southern By-pass project funded by ADB in conjunction with the government.