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The long standing stalemate between the County Government of Kiambu and the Thika GK Prisons over the long awaited By-pass has been resolved. This was after Kiambu Governor met The Principal  Secretary  for Correctional  Services  Mr. Micah Powon and the Commissioner of Prisons Mr. Isaiah Osugo in his Thika Sub County office Wednesday morning.

The governor briefed them of the ongoing  Thika Town Roads expansion  projects, which entailed a new by-pass that had been projected to pass through  the Thika Womens' Prison. The new road will involve  the demolition of some prison wardens' houses that had been constructed on a road reserve. 

As a temporary  remedy, the officers affected were allocated with County Houses in the old Thika Municipal Depot that are next to their premises.

They later made a tour of the correction centre where the governor and his team so it first hand the deplorable housing condition these officers were living in. Hon. Kabogo promised to intervene on their behalf  to the National Government to see to it that their living conditions were improved.

The new By-pass together with the ongoing  works on Kenyatta Road will ease up traffic in Thika town.

He urge Thika residents to bear with the ongoing  roadworks in Thika town and the subsequent  road diversions saying that this was all in the best interest of everyone. 

"My Government apologises for all inconveniences caused by the ongoing road works," he concluded.

The mutual agreement puts to an end months of unending wrangles between the two government institutions which on Jul 28, 2015 saw the two groups violently confront each other. County officials, led by Roads Chief Officer Lucas Wahinya accompanied by county askaris, were attacked by the prison warders.


The prison warders shot in the air and hulled teargas canisters to repulse the county officials who had escorted a bulldozer that was supposed to start the road construction, forcing to scamper for safety and run for their lives. As a result, eight county askaris sustained serious injuries.

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