Families Affected by Kitui-Kibwezi Road Construction to Receive Compensation

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    Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu today convened a meeting between her administration, Kitui County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti and the Kenya National Highways Authority {KENHA}officials led by the Board of Directors Chairperson Engineer Erastus Mwongera to discuss the ongoing construction of the Kibwezi-Kitui road.

    The meeting discussed matters fair compensation, transparency in land acquisition, proper utilization of resources in the road works and the ongoing land surveying to fast-track the construction process.

    Speaking during the meeting in Kitui town, Governor Ngilu said the road will end the perennial transport challenges witnessed along the stretch and significantly impact on the area’s economy.

    “Improving the accessibility of rural areas will lead to improved access to economic opportunities” she said.

    She said the road will open a frontier for development in the county, boost trade and serve as a major artery of the three Lower Eastern region counties.

    On his part, KENHA Board of Directors Chairman Eng. Mwongera said families affected by the Kibwezi-Kitui road construction will be compensated as they pave way for road construction.

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    He noted valuers had identified the persons to be compensated saying there were delays in construction in some parts due to slow pace of land adjudication on the side of land owners at the site.

    Mwongera said the government will urgently reimburse the affected families to avoid unnecessary delays since work had already begun.

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