Shah Community, KCG To Expand Chania Bridge To A Tune Of 200m.



Kiambu County Government has announced plans to expand a section of Haile Selassie Road and the Chania Bridge near Blue Post Hotel to help to ease traffic delays in Thika Town.

KCG is collaborating with The Shah Community in Thika to expedite the expansion so as to ease traffic flow in and out of town to a tune of Ksh. 200million.

Speaking during the Madaraka Day celebrations at the Thika Stadium, the Sub-County Admin Madam Rose Muthoni Kimani said enlarging this road would go a long way in resolving the traffic menace in the town. 

However, the administrator failed to give further details on the project of when it was scheduled to kick off.

“The Shah Community are working with the county government to expand that bridge at a tune of around (sh.) 200million. That work is going to start very soon and will reduce the jam around that area either from Nairobi or while getting out of Thika Town,” said Kimani.

Thika’s business and growth is being held back by these daily traffic gridlocks. The expansion of this bridge along with that of Kenyatta Highway near Gatitu plus the construction of Karatina Road and the footpaths are being designed to ease congestion and improve safety for the town’s commuters and pedestrians.

Separately, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has promised to erect speed bumps and rumble strips near the Del Monte Shop at Gatonye so as to curb the road carnage along the busy Thika Superhighway near Blue Post.

Madam Kimani also that Governor William Kabogo had suspended all building inspectors/development control officers for a month as we investigate cases of rampant corruption. The county have also kicked off a joint exercise in partnership with the Building inspectorate, Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban development to inspect all buildings in the county aimed at ensuring safety and the well being of Kiambu residents.

She reminded the residents that Thika Stadium play host the fourth edition of the Kenya Inter-Counties Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) and County Assembly Sports Association (CASA) games from the 14th to 21st of August 2016. The main aim of these games is to bring together workers across all the counties in a bid to showcase their talents in different disciplines. 

She urged the business community in Thika to take full advantage of the games since they will incorporate more than 7,000 participants.

“We hope that the business community here will make good business since there will be a lot of visitors here to a tune of may be 5,000 to 7,000. We equally guarantee security to the participants and the traders during those days,” she said.

She reminded those who had not yet renewed their business permits that the expiry date was 31st March, and they were now liable for a penalty for late payment.

“We are now planning for enforcement which will go hand in hand with that of the liquor. The last inspection for liquor licensing will be on Friday (tomorrow) and Monday and then will start the enforcements,” said Kimani.

She warned bar owners that they were obliged to strictly follow the laid down timetable otherwise they risked having their licences cancelled.

She assured Kamenu Ward residents especially those living in Kiganjo near the Kang’oki dumpsite that the county government was doing everything possible to clear the garbage that had been dumped by unknown people near their residential houses.
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