NAKURU, Kenya 13th November 2014 – Kenya Informal Settlement Project (KISIP) construction works in Nakuru are ahead of time Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has said.
He observed that roads, drainages, footpaths, flood lights and sanitation works in Gilanis, Kaptembwa and Kwa Rhonda slums are ahead of time, yet the contractors of the have been on the ground for less
than a year,” he said.
Addressing the media after a 2 hour meeting with the KISIP officials, project consultants and contractors, Mr Kinuthia noted that the face of the three informal settlement areas had already changed yet the project was hardly over.
He commended KISIP for investing more than Sh2 billion in Nakuru County.
He announced that he will escort the contractors and consultants to the construction sites in Naivasha today while the project commences in late December.
“Going by what I have seen in Nakuru municipality, I am sure that the Sh1.5 billion project in Naivasha will be completed within the scheduled one and a half years,” added the governor.
The areas targeted by the project in Naivasha include Kihoto, Karagita, Kamere and Kasarani.
KISIP which is funded by the World Bank, French Development Agency, Swedish International Development Agency and the Government of Kenya for 15 municipalities has allocated Sh0.8 billion of Nakuru town.
Mr Kinuthia said the project will change the living standards for thousands of slum dwellers and wipe out insecurity.
He added that it will also support the 24 hour economy because of the floodlighting popularly known as “Mulika Mwizi”.
KCA International, Jet Builders and Construction Limited and Fatah Construction and Civil Works Limited have been contracted to do the project works in Nakuru County.
KISIP has however extended its services to two rural towns in Nakuru County besides the already ongoing projects.
The projects managers announced that they will upgrade slum areas in Gilgil and Njoro Sub-counties following the positive co-operation they received in Nakuru and Naivasha.