Laikipia County Government has embarked on repairing feeder roads in villages that were destroyed by heavy rains.
The program aims at making sure that the roads are passable following complaints by the public over their poor state.
Laikipia Deputy Governor John Mwaniki who spoke when he commissioned construction of some of the roads at Likii slums noted that the program will run through the dry months where Nanyuki ward will be the first to benefit as the county head quarter.
Major roads in Nanyuki and Nyahururu towns have already been tarmacked according to the deputy governor.
Mwaniki is urged youth who saved from the government’s NYS program to unite and start new projects that will benefit them.
In the same breath, he also promised support of the county government by giving funds from the enterprise Kitty to support them in their projects.
He said that it is the high time leaders shunned divisive politics and unite to help the common mwananchi gain from the devolved government.
County Executive in charge of roads Joseph Shuel noted that they had to repair roads in major towns before moving into the villages.
Shuel said they initially did seven kilometers of murram in every ward and they will embark on making sure that even the drainage systems are improved.
Nanyuki Ward MCA Veronicah Muthoni urged locals to support the government’s agenda of development and shun those out to derail the process.
Muthoni said that there was no way Nanyuki Ward would be left behind in road construction being the host town for all government facilities.
Thingithu ward MCA Stephen Kamau also urged leaders in the county to work towards making sure that they implement what they promised Wanjiku during the campaign period.
Kamau said all the elected leaders have their duties spelled out by the constitution and should stick to what they are supposed to do.