The 33km Makutano-Kithimani road was recently opened by Governor Alfred Mutua. Photos obtained from the road show that it was already in a bad condition with emerging potholes and it is evident that the eleven contractors who had been assigned to built the road, with each of them doing 3km did not do perform a good job.
Yesterday some workers were already at the road performing repairs to the road.
Kioko Wa Luka who is the County Roads Executive said that the workers were contractors who were performing routine maintenance. He said that he is satisfied with the work and those claiming that the road is wearing out are only mudslinging the county government.
According to Mr. Kioko the tarmac had been damaged by heavy lorries that ferried electricity poles in the area before the coat dried and that the only section of the road that had issues was between Kabaa market and Athi River. However, the contractor had been asked to re-carpet the section and the county is still holding the retention fee as per the contract.
Stephen Muthuka who is the Ndalani ward representative said the outcome of the project is not worth the Sh 650 million spent. He compared the project to an Anglo Leasing scandal. He also expressed that the street lights and CCTV cameras were not a priority to the residents of the county.