News Categories: Transport and Infrastructure

24 Feb
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0

KENYA ENGINEERS TECHNOLOGY REGISTRATION BOARD SUPPORTS THE COUNTY IN QUALITY SERVICE PROVISION BY THE ENGINEERS.

Engineers play a vital role in the society as they provide solutions that have continually improved the quality of life, added business value, and significantly influenced the global economy.

On a daily basis, millions of people entrust their health and personal safety to products and applications that engineers develop .It is therefore important to ensure that the engineers possess the right knowledge, skills, meet professional standards and hold the relevant professional experience.

The County Secretary, Dr. Francis Sang, Eng. Alice Mutai together with a team of County Engineers.

Professional registration demonstrates that engineers should meet these required professional standards that gives the public, employers and their clients the confidence to work with them. The county government of Nandi is working with relevant professional bodies to ensure that its staff are well registered.

Today the registrar of Kenya Engineers Technology Registration Board (KETRB), Eng. Alice Mutai visited the county government of Nandi as the board aspires to partner with the county in ensuring all engineers are qualified, certified and registered. It will also support the county in capacity building of these engineers.

CECM for Transport and Infrastructure, Eng. Drive Rono(right) together with the County Secretary.

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03 Dec
By: Hillary Kemmey 0

RESIDENTS URGED TO MOVE TO SAFER GROUNDS

Tens of families in various parts of Nandi County have been advised to move to safer grounds due to fear of possible landslides.

Transport and Infrastructure CEC Eng. Drice Rono said that the county government of Nandi together with aid agencies are working in unison to ensure that flood victims in parts of Kapsimotwa and Chemelil/Chemase ward have shelter, adequate clean and safe drinking water during the flood period.

The CEC also cautioned motorists plying flooded sections of the roads not to risk their lives by crossing with their vehicles.

According to the CECM, the affected bridges and culverts were Kapsean, Ng’amwo, Kapsoito, Kapmasai and Kimwani. He pointed out that desilting works were already underway in King’wal and Kimwani bridge, with the former resuming operations this afternoon after the desiltation was completed. Similar works will be extended to the other affected areas.

He was speaking while leading county machines in unblocking waterways and blocked bridges.

He was accompanied by the Transport and Infrastructure Chief Officer Jonah Tireito and Kapsimotwa Ward MCA Hon. Rael Rotich.

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05 May
By: Remmy Butia 0

NEW ROADS OPENS UP RURAL NANDI FOR MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT

Rural access roads are the lifeline for people living along the roads, and they provide intra- and near-village transport connecting the houses and farms in various communities.

A hilly and remote village in Songhor/Soba Ward, Tindiret Sub County is today enjoying a new lease of life.

This follows the completion of the over 17 kilometre Taunet – Koromi – Cheboingong – Maraba road, the first-ever stretch of rural access road, meandering all the way to the sleepy Cheboingong village.

Residents are further celebrating the connection of the area to the national grid under the Rural Electrification Programme, earmarked to light up Cheboingong and adjacent localities for the first time in independent Kenya.

Impoverished and hard to access Cheboingong and Koromi residents have had to walk for kilometres to access hospitals, school and water among other basic commodities.

The reality today, is the ecstatic residents are lost for words in describing the development many never thought they would see in their lifetime.

Retired Senior Chief Wilson Ketter, a resident said he never imagined seeing a road pass through the “forgotten” village.

He says the new road will open up the area and greatly improve the lives of mothers and children who have endured agony while trying to access far-away medical facilities.

“Women had to be ferried in sacks to give birth in hospital. This road will reduce child mortality rates and maternal deaths during delivery,” said Cllr Paul Letting.

Chepchule, a boda boda operator noted the time used in traveling between Maraba and Taunet has now become short due to the opening up of the new road.

A local cereal trader Ms Teresa, was glad that the new road would now help traders and farmers to transport their produce to Maraba market on time and in good condition.

According to the Department of Transport and Infrastructure, the Taunet – Maraba access road will help improve connectivity and reduce travel time in Tindiret sub county.

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21 Mar
By: Remmy Butia 0

TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT CARRIES ON CONSTRUCTION WORKS ON KEY ROADS

The County Department of Transport and Infrastructure continues to open up various areas within the county to ease mobility.

The roadworks is meant to rehabilitate major connection routes to improve trade and shorten the time spent between major trading centers.

To foster economic development of rural Nandi, the County Government of Nandi is opening up Maraba – Kabolebo – Romorio Road. The road connects the two Wards of Songhor/Soba and Tindiret Ward in Tinderet sub county.

The road connects the urban trading town of Maraba to the rural areas and it significantly reduces travel time, and increases vehicular movement along the route, making access to markets, educational institutions, Meteitei hospital, Tindiret sub county offices and other social services critical for economic growth and development of Tindiret easier.

The road is part of Governor Stephen Sang’s infrastructural transformation that seeks to open up areas that were difficult to access.

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20 Mar
By: Hillary Kemmey 0

NEW ROADS OPENED BY THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT

The County Government has continued to open new roads across the county in a bid to open up areas and spur economic growth within the county.

Residents of Kiptenden area located in Emgwen Sub county is one area that has benefited from the program of opening up new roads.

For many years,the residents have suffered due to impassable roads especially during the rainy season. They lauded the County Government efforts of grading and gravelling the Kapkibimbir- Kiptenden road, something they had never seen ever.

According to the residents, the construction of the 5.5 km road has reduced the fare from Ksh 300 to 50 shillings.

The new road will also ease access to facilities such as health centres,schools and markets.

The director, department of Transport and infrastructure David Kemei disclosed that more than 600Km of new roads have been done by the county since 2017.

Mr Kemei added that the acquisition of road machinery by the county had made it possible to do more Kilometers of roads before the rainy season.

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05 Mar
By: Hillary Kemmey 0

NANDI COUNTY TO CONSTRUCTS NEW ROADS

Nandi County is set to build up to 200 kilometers of new roads across the county.

This is in an effort to ease transport problems in rural Nandi.

Transport and Infrastructure CEC Eng. Hillary Koech said his department has prioritized infrastructure development throughout the county and the construction of the 33 roads is ongoing.

He also noted that in the past one year, they have built over 260 kilometers of roads to the standard of compacted murram.

Among the activities being carried out includes opening up of new roads, expanding the existing roads, grading and gravelling existing roads.

The Department awarded tenders for the 2019 RMLF roads in the six sub counties:

Tindiret:

KAPKWONG-CHEMALAL-KAPKOIN-CHEMASE 6.8
NGARIET-KONGI-CHEPTILIL 5.2
SONGHOR-SOBA(R59) 5.6
CHEMAMUL-CHEBANGANG-MURARAN-TACHASIS 5.4
LABUIYWO-CHEROBON-LENGON ROAD 4.6
KABUTI-NG’AME-SILE ROAD 5.6

Nandi Hills:

CHEBARUS-KIMOLONIK-CHELABALROAD 2.9
KAMAGEI-KAPKOROS-MOKONG RIVER ROAD 1.4
KEBEN DISPENSARY-CHEMASAI 4.5

Emgwen:

NGANIAT-TALELTANY-ARWOS ROAD 5.7
SHOWGROUND-IRURU ROAD 3.3
KAPKILEL-KABIKWEN ROAD 2.5
POSTA-KAPTIS ROAD 4.5
SANJIRO-KABWARENG ROAD 4

Chesumei:

CHEPLENGU BRIDGE SURUNGAI 3.1
CHEPLENGU BRIDGE-KAMURGUIYWO 3.5
TARMAC-KOKWET-CHEPKETEI-CATHOLIC CHURCH 9
KAPKANGANI-SIKSIK-YALA 5
SANIAK SEC-KAPLESAN-CHEIROT 7
KIPKONGORWA-KIBOSWA DIP-MULANGO 5.7

Aldai:

MUSASA-SOKO MJINGA-BORDER 6
KAPKURES-MATARA-CHEPCHORI 7
CORNER C-KITAOR 5
OROBO-CHEPSITEKWA-CHEPTURER 6
SARMA-KIPKUTI-CHEMAMUL 4.5
KAPTUMO-KIPLETITO-CHEPTUIYA 4.3

Mosop

MUNGARA-KAPLAMAI 5.5
LEMOOK-KABRUCE-KAPSIKIRYO-KAMOTONG 4.5
KAIBOI-KIPKOMBOT KAPKILI 5.6
SPARK-CHEPLELACHBEI-PREPARATORY 4.2
KURGUNG-KAPTICH-TOLILET 7
KIMONG-KAGARWO-KIPYESHI 5.6
KAPKOIMUR-TOGOS-OR 7

 

Majority of these roads are at between 60-95% Complete.

Apart from the RMLF roads, the department of transport and infrastructure hired graders to grade several roads within the county. For the period of Jan and February a  total of 173.65Km of road has been graded across the county, 59.95 Km has been graveled and compacted while 29.3 Km of road has been dozed.

 

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14 Feb
By: Hillary Kemmey 0

SUPERVISION AND INSPECTION OF THE ROADS

Supervising and constantly checking on works is very critical in attaining quality and proper utilization of funds.

The CEC incharge of Transport and Infrastructure Hillary Koech today continued with the supervision and inspections of several ongoing projects being undertaken by the county government of Nandi, he checked on the ongoing bridge works at Chepmwanabei bridge in Nandi hills Ward, Taunet-Koromi-Maraba Road in Songhor-Soba ward, the road is being expanded and boulders being removed,Daraja mbili -Emit road in chamelil, chemase ward, a road that serves sugarcane farmers, Tindiret sub-county.

CEC Transport and Infrastructure Eng. Hillary Koech

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14 Feb
By: Hillary Kemmey 0

IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ACCESS ROADS

The Department of Transport and Infrastructure is going to ensure that our roads are in good condition to facilitate easy movement.

The Ongoing dozing and expansion of Kibungu -Dip road in Chepkumia ward, Emgwen sub-county.

Residents are advised not to encroach on road reserves and plant crops to avoid losses during construction process.

Our construction workers lauds cooperation from area residents who voluntarily agreed the uprooting of crops planted on the road reserve.

” We have tea plantations but it is really hard to access the factories because the roads are poor. We are so happy and would like to thank the County government of Nandi for opening up the roads.
” said one resident.

Moreover,they added that the road will enable them access health care and other emergency services more easily than before.

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06 Feb
By: Remmy Butia 0

REHABILITATION OF RURAL ROADS TO OPEN UP AGRICULTURAL AREAS

In order to support a rapidly-growing economy as envisaged in Governor Sang’s manifesto, the County Government of Nandi has continued to sustain and expand the on-going public investments in roads across the entire county.

Great strides have already been made in the road construction and rehabilitation which include construction of new roads, rehabilitation and maintenance of existing roads.

Prior to the inception of the new administration, there were serious road connectivity challenges where some parts of the county were simply unreachable. The situation had adversely affected trade and investment. The County lacked basic infrastructure, which is conventionally a prerequisite to spur economic growth .

Under the leadership of Governor Stephen Sang, the County government of Nandi is constructing new roads and the rehabilitation of access roads in rural areas.

This is part of an ambitious infrastructure project aimed at stimulating economic growth in the county.

The county’s development has been partially hindered by poor road infrastructure especially in areas where agriculture is practiced.

Transport and Infrastructure CEC Eng. Hillary Koech inspecting an ongoing construction of a Bridge in Tindiret.

According to the County Executive in charge of Transport and Infrastructure Eng. Hillary Koech, interconnecting roads in the county will further open up more opportunities for the county’s growth.

The County government has made tremendous progress in opening up of several roads through improvement of Rural Access Roads, gravelling and grading of major roads in the County.

With the acquisition of road machinery comprising of a low loader, two excavators, two drum rollers, four backhoes, 18 tipper Lorries and a fuel tanker have ensured sustained works to ensure our roads are motorable. So far the department of transport and infrastructure has graded 781.5kms, graveled 273kms and dozed 220kms of roads across all the six sub counties.

Kaptebengwo Road, Soba/Songhor Ward in Tindiret sub county

The acquisition of the equipment coupled with prudent management will go a long way in offering a lasting solution to the problems the county has experienced in the transport sector.

The government has set aside funds for the acquisition and installation culverts for proper drainage in our roads. Funds have also been set aside for construction of box culverts and footbridge’s across the county.

The county government is also working with the national government authorities to prioritize some key roads to be upgraded to bitumen standards. 

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25 Jan
By: Luiz Kipkoech Patrick 0

Governor Sang Puts Unscrupulous Contractors On Notice

Governor Sang has made it a personal responsibility to get out of office to inspect ongoing projects across the country.

The Governor said his administration was keen on actualizing its promise to the people of Nandi and he will personally take charge of the delivery process.

“We promised our people development and we are actualizing it. I will be going round the county inspecting and supervising projects to ensure that they are of the required standards and are done in the stipulated time”

Governor Sang accompanied by Chief Officer for Roads Mr Tireito during an inspection tour of road projects across the county.

He has put contractors on notice and warned that any substandard work will not be paid.

“Contractors must know that any shoddy works will not be paid. My administration will only pay contractors who will have completed their works and in the required standards”

The Governor has also directed that before any project is commissioned, a public participation exercise must be conducted and a committee which will be motonitoring progress of the project is established.

“I have directed my COs to ensure that before projects commence, a public participation exercise must be done to give residents an opportunity to know what works are expected”

Sang said the committee will also be required to sign completion certificates before payment is made.

The Governor who was accompanied by the Chief Officer of roads Mr Tireito was speaking in the wards of Kilibwoni and Koyo Ndurio when inspecting the ongoing grading,gravelling and culvert installation of Arwos-katanin-Taleltany-Nganiat road and Sarma- kipkuti -chemamul road.

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