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Landless residents demand services lest they result to street action.

A bodaboda rider rides through one of the poor roads connecting Landless estate and Munyu. The road and has been impassable for a long time especially when it rains.

Residents of Landless area in Thika are concerned over the deplorable state of their roads which have now cut them off from accessing several areas especially during the rainy season.

In a residents meeting held on Sunday, they resolved to for service delivery from the county government lest they result into street demonstrations.

Among their grievances included, insecurity, impassible roads and poor drainage, street lighting & electricity connection and provision of safe water supply to all homes in the area.

On the road network, the residents demanded to have the Pakjel-Munyu upgraded to make it accessible at all times.

“This road serves over 13,000 people and it is just 6.5km long. We do not mind if it will be tarmacked or not. All we are asking the county government is to upgrade it to link with both Thika-Garissa road and Munyu area,” said Paul Njomo, who was chairing the meeting.

The irked residents accused the county government of being unfair by prioritising on a single access road leading to the home of one county government official in the area, leaving the rest unattended for.

They attributed the poor roads to the rising insecurity in the area, adding that that many families suffered in cases of emergencies.

They reckoned that the situation was compounded by the lack of street lighting.

While responding on behalf of the county government, nominated MCA Eunice Mwega assured them that the roads would be done immediately the rains subsided.

She also said that they were working on a master plan that would tackle the issues of drainage and 
solve them once and for all.

Area MP through his representative Jimmy Mbaria promised to light up the area through connecting the area with the street lighting programme. He also promised to look into the issue of security and would consider their request for a police post near Pakjel and a school in Landless Phase II.

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