President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to commission the much awaited Kibwezi-Mutomo-Kitui road on Friday Oct 21 one day after the Mashujaa Day celebrations to be held in Machakos County.
The news come as a relief to many after years and years of outcry seeking the national government intervention.
Speaking last week Kitui South, the National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich where said construction works on the major road would commence soon after the commissioning by President Kenyatta.
The news comes as a relief to Ukambani residents after years and years of outcry seeking the national government intervention on the dilapidated economic corridor that leaders say has been politically blocked by successive governments.
Local leaders, among them past and current seating legislators have time and again petitioned the national government to fast track the road’s tarmacking. The latest attempt being the state house visit that saw the president make a personal commitment to Ukambani leaders.
The road is the only class B road that is not tarmacked, once constructed it will unlock the economic potential of Kitui County by linking the region to Mombasa port.