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Nairobi slums set for major facelift with walkways, cycle lanes- KURA

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The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has announced that roads in Nairobi’s informal settlements will soon have walkways and cycle lanes.

According to KURA, these walkways and cycle lanes are part of the ongoing construction of 408km of access roads across the Nairobi Metropolitan area.

KURA Director-General Silas Kinoti on Tuesday, February 16 said that they have already completed 22km of access roads under the KSh5.8 billion project.

Kinoti further said the plan to construct walkways and cycle lanes was borrowed from the non-motorised transport corridors project that is currently being implemented by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

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The Gen. Mohamed Badi led-NMS has so far constructed walkways and cycle lanes along Kenyatta Avenue, Wabera Street and Muindi Mbingu Street.

“Re-carpeting and upgrading roads to bitumen standards has already started in nine informal settlements, namely Dagoretti, Kabiria, Kawangware, Utawala, Ruai, Mathare, Kibera, Mihang’o and Dandora,” said Kinoti.

Kinoti added: “Riruta, parts of Dagoretti North, Kangemi, Mukuru, parts of Githurai 44 and 45, Mwiki and Zimmerman will also benefit from the project.

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