Plans to construct Thika-Garissa Dual Carriageway at very advanced stage

Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina welcomes Deputy President William Ruto to address congregants at a church function in the constituency.

Plans to make the Thika-Garissa Highway a dual carriageway is in top gear with the construction of a 10-kilometre stretch between the Thika flyover near Njomoko and Ananas Mall in Makongeni road set to begin early next year.

This was revealed during the visit to Thika of Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday.

While responding to a request by area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina, the DP said that one of the Jubilee government agenda under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta was to transform this country through infrastructural development that would ease transportation of goods and people.

The expansion of this road is believed to be the solution to frequent traffic snarl-up in Thika town which is a major transit point into both the Mt. Kenya Region and the Lower Easter and North Eastern Regions of the country.

The DP, who spent the better part of the day with congregants at AIPCA Maguguni Church in Thika East, PCEA Makongeni Church and Akorino Alter Israel Church in Kiganjo Thika West Sub-Counties, also promised to persuade the president to help improve several roads within the constituency that were in deplorable state.

He added that the government was allocating billions of shillings to technical and vocational training colleges to ensure the youth in the country gained the requisite skills to enable them get employment and take advantage of the government’ Big 4 Agenda projects.

“As a government, we have allocated Sh. 30,000 each to cater for youth training in polytechnics and technical training colleges. I am therefore urging the youth in Thika to take advantage and enroll in these colleges. That is the only way they will fully benefit from the Big 4 Agenda projects,” said DP Ruto.
Ruto urged Kenyans to read the BBI report once it is released on Tuesday and discuss it with a very sober mind.

“If it (BBI report) has what is good for us as Kenyans, we will pass it. If it has some contentious issues, we will sit down and rectify where we feel it does not serve us,” he told the residents of Makongeni during a stopover near Ananas Mall.

On his part, area MP Wainaina said he was not opposed to the BBI but wished it did not create two centres of power as this was recipe for chaos as witnessed in some previous arrangements.

Wainaina suggested that the power to elect the head of state or government should only be vested to the people, as they were supreme when it came to deciding on how they should be governed.

He promised to continue working for the people of Thika to ensure that their lives were improved.

Among those who accompanied the DP in his Thika tour included Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, several MCAs and immediate former area MP Alice Ng’ang’a.  

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