Road repairs on Kasarani-Mwiki road are set to kick off this afternoon following Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s intervention.
Sakaja on Thursday afternoon brought together stakeholders in a meeting that resolved to have those in charge of the construction and repairs of the roads start work immediately.
In the meeting, Sakaja brought together officials from Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and those representing the Saccos plying the Kasarani-Mwiki route.
In the meeting that was held at around 1:00 pm, the officials agreed that the contractor in charge of the road’s repair gets to work in one hour’s time.
The state has released Ksh300 million for the reconstruction of the impassable Mwiki-Kasarani Road.
Matatus are also set to resume operations this afternoon.
Viongozi wa jiji la Nairobi, maafisa wa upelelezi wa jinai na wahudumu wa matatu wakutana. Wadau wanatafuta suluhu kuhusu barabara ya #Kasarani kuelekea Mwiki.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) January 16, 2020
Sakaja’s intervention follows the deadly demonstrations that have been witnessed in the area of the poor state of Kasarani-Mwiki road.
The demonstrations entered the fourth day on Thursday.
On Wednesday, deaths were reported as police engaged the demonstrators in running battles.
Since Monday, matatu operators tired of regular breakdowns from the pathetic road blocked all the routes leading to Thika Superhighway.
Residents have been forced to brace the morning rain as they walk long distances to Roysambu where they board matatus plying other routes.
The Kasarani-Mwiki road’s condition has been the cause of many protests since the days of the defunct city council administration.
The road serves hundreds of thousands of residents living in Kasarani constituency.