Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has officially launched two markets along the upcoming Kenol-Sagana- Marua dual carriage.
The two markets-Kibingoti and Sagana target the local residents as well as travelers along the busy highway who stop over to purchase agricultural produce such as rice, vegetables, sweet potatoes and arrowroots among others.
She said that each market will now accommodate about 500 traders, an increase from the previous 100 traders.
Waiguru has now put up 11 markets in Kirinyaga in the last three years after she previously rehabilitated Makutano, Wang’uru, Kutus, Kerugoya, markets among others.
The Governor said that the markets provide a conducive environment for traders to transact their business while farmers have a place to sell their produce.
Sagana Market Chairman, Benson Wanjohi, said the new market sheds are a great relief to traders who for a long time have had to wear gumboots whenever it rains.
“Our customers are happy, we expect business to improve since customers numbers have gone up.” He said.
Apart from the markets, Waiguru said, the residents will benefit from the upcoming dual carriage way adding that all roads within Kibingoti and Sagana towns will be tarmacked.
She revealed that a post-crash trauma center will be constructed at Sagana Sub county Hospital to cater for victims of accidents along the highway.
County Assembly Leader of Majority, Kamau Murango, lauded the Governor for delivering on her election pledges saying she deserved to be re-elected when the time comes.
He said that unity between the assembly and the executive will ensure that more development is achieved for the benefit of the County residents.
The 84 kilometers dual carriage passes through Murang’a, Kirinyaga and Nyeri Counties and forms part of the 800 kilometers Great North Road that runs from Mombasa through Nairobi to Moyale.
At the same time, Waiguru appealed to the residents to support BBI saying it will bring immense benefits to the region.
She said that the proposed amendments will increase the County’s revenue allocation from the current Ksh 4.8 billion to Ksh 8 billion.