By Marion Kanari
The department of Municipalities Administration and Urban Development continues to upgrade County urban areas through improvement of infrastructure and utility services.
Kikuyu Municipality at Kidfarmaco estate is completing tarmacking, drainage works and rehabilitation of walkways after installation of integrated solar streetlights. The Municipality is also working to tarmac access to Ondiri Swamp road, after successfully tarmacking Mwimuto townships roads and rehabilitating Kikuyu town walkways.
Limuru Municipality which covers the areas of limuru and Lari Sub County has also successfully tarmacked Nyambari shopping center roads, which have boosted fresh produce farming and transportation to Nairobi and other areas.
Karuri Municipality also constructed a link road connecting Ruaka town at Western Bypass to Gachie – Gacharage rd. The At Nachu ward, the municipality has constructed a Km Equity Ruaka Slaughterhouse road will also provide a direct link for motorists to Redhill rd via Gachie.
The department of MAUD, in a bid to make County urban areas habitable and spur economic development has also transformed Ruiru town streets, by rehabilitating an additional 250 parking spaces and walkways. Ruiru Municipality has also opened up Gitothua by constructing two link roads Mama Shop Eastern bypass rd and Full Gospel Githunguri Eastern bypass rd. At Kahawa Wendani the Municipality has tarmacked Maguna – Kiuu Bridge rd to connect Wendani and Sukari to Mwihoko and ease connectivity from Mwihoko to Thika
Thika Municipality which covers the areas of Juja and Thika Sub Counties, has tarmacked Gwa Kairu shopping center access road complete with walkways and drainage, while work is ongoing at Juja town to tarmack Uchumi to JKUAT gate A road to ease traffic st Juja town bridge, motorists will now use Eco Matt- Coperative – Senate – Booster to access JKUAT and Gachororo, Mungetho, Mirimani, Sisal and other residential areas.
Kiambu Municipality is also working on a stepped footpath connecting Kiambu town to Inidan Bazaar at Kagoya from Rumathi through garage. County headquarter offices loop road is also been tarmacked under Kiambu municipality.
The department of Municipalities Administration and Urban development has also constructed two modern dome markets namely Kimende town with a capacity of 150 traders and Lusigetti which will accommodate 200 traders. Further three ablution blocks are now complete at Ruiru Stadium, Lusigetti market and Kikuyu town Jeevanjee garderns.
With the exponential urbanization of Kiambu County and rapid population increase the 6 Municipalities under the Department of Municipalities Administration and Urban development are committed to improve urban infrastructure and utilities to attract investors and spur economic growth.