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Sunday, 30 November 2014

KIAMBU DEPUTY GOVERNOR FINDS SCAPEGOAT

Kiambu deputy governor Gerald Githinji has blamed the Kenya Urban Roads Authority for the poor state of roads in the county.
He said many roads in the region’s urban centres which fall under Kura were in a bad shape, a situation made worse by the ongoing grains.
The official singled out Thika town as the worst hit yet it generates 40pc of the county’s revenue. He expressed concern that investors may shy away.
Githinji was officially opening the Thika Trade Fair at Mama Ngina Grounds. It is organised by the Thika District Business Association.
“It is unfortunate that the county government is being unfairly blamed for the sorry state of infrastructure in our towns yet this is the work of Kura,” he said.
The deputy governor said regional governments have not been allocated money for repair of roads in towns within their jurisdiction and accused Kura of letting down taxpayers.
The association secretary Joseph Nyoike said the three-day event offers local institutions, manufacturers, traders and agro-businesses a chance to showcase their products and services.
The chairman Waweru Nderitu asked the county government to address the perennial traffic jams and lack of parking space in Thika town.