County partners with KeNHA to establish truck parkings

The Uasin Gishu County Government will partner with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to prevent and curb road encroachments in the county.

KeNHA management team paid a courtesy call to area Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno on Monday, where they discussed various issues including KeNHA establishing an institution that will permanently regulate roads encroachment.

Chemno saif the county government is working round the clock to come up with truck parking yards that will reduce road congestions witnessed along up-coming shopping centers, stalls and along the busy Eldoret-Webuye-Nakuru highway.

He said the truck parking areas include Burnt Forest market, Cheptiret,  and Cheplaskei which is a junction bypass.

Others include; Kapseret, Maili-Tisa, Jua Kali, Kosachei, Turbo, Mwamba and Kipkarren areas, within the Uasin Gishu County.

KeNHA North Corridor Engineer Michael Orege said the institution will hold a sensitization forum, targeting members of the public,
on matters safety, importance of roads and effects of road encroachment.

“The plan will be out after one month,” he said.

Speaking during the meeting at Chemno’s office, Roads, Transport and Public Works CeC Gideon
Birir said:

“The county looks forward to partnering with the KeNHA in championing restoration of
the Northern Corridor. We have achieved a lot in maintaining roads and making sure that they
are in good passable states.”

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