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Thika Municipality to benefit from infrastructural projects worth Sh. 305m this fiscal year.

Kiambu Gov. James Nyoro says Thika Municipality, which basically constitutes of Thika and Juja constituencies, will benefit from Sh. 305 million infrastructure, sewer and street lighting projects this financial year with support from the World Bank under the Kenya Urban Support Program( KUSP). The projects include: ☞ Re-carpeting of 2.5Km Kenyatta Highway ☞ Re-carpeting of Upper Rd-KRA-Stadium roads ☞ Tarmacking of Makutano-Muguga township access roads (2Km) and street lighting. ☞ Installation of 100 streetlights within Thika town and repair of another 100 streetlights along Kenyatta Highway ☞ Construction of a 4.7Km secondary sewer distribution system at Muigai Inn Daima Estate ☞ Installation of 187 streetlights at various areas in Juja. While in a tour in Thika East and West sub-counties, the governor acknowledged the fact that Kiambu was the second most populous county in the country, and with it, urbanisation had become a great issue. This, he said, necessitated for a big budgetary allocation towards roads and urban development. "The County Government has appreciated fully the principles of devolution and embraced the concept of urban management as envisaged in the Urban Areas and Cities Act (UACA)," he said. "In that regard, the government has enacted and gazetted Municipal Charters for the six municipalities Thika, Limuru, Kikuyu, Karuri, Kiambu and Ruiru. With support from the World Bank under the Kenya Urban Support Program( KUSP) the County Government has initiated projects such as construction of urban roads, installation of security lights, bus parks and pedestrian walkways," he added.

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