According to residents, for many years, travelling has been notoriously difficult along the swampy dilapidated road connecting Inder village and other areas around Kapseret primary school in Kapseret Simat ward, Kapseret Sub County.
But Monday, 17th April was a great day for them after their request to have an assessment done in the area that deserves the construction of a bridge. A team of engineers and inspectors from the County Government of Uasin Gishu Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works visited the area together with the area MCA Moses Kebeney to assess the situation before a proposal is done and presented to the county boss.
Roads, Transport and Public Works CECM Eng. Joseph Lagat has been candid that the department is keen on initiating and completing road projects across all wards. He adds that Infrastructure is one of the major economic pillars for social-economic growth as outlined under Governor Bii’s manifesto.
CECM Eng Lagat led the inspection of the ongoing road works along various roads in Kapseret SubCounty including the recently graded and to-be-gravelled Randich-St Josephs – St Georges road.
Speaking during the site visit exercise at Inder village, Kapseret Simat Member of County Assembly Moses Kebenei expressed gratitude to Governor Bii saying the approval of the project will be a symbol of his administration’s commitment to fulfilling his promises on enhanced infrastructure across the county.
The people here have suffered a lot. If constructed this will promote trade and strengthen connectivity. We want to say thank you for coming,” said Kebenei.
The move comes with fresh hopes for the residents following a prolonged cry to have a safe and efficient road network.
The residents of Inder led by Nicholas Tuwei(Village elder), Elisha Too and Sarah Tuwei said school-going children travel for almost seven kilometres to reach Kapseret Primary School which is the only public day school in the area.
As you can see, this stretch is long and swampy, we rely on this wooden makeshift bridge to cross. When heavy rain pounds it’s very dangerous to cross -especially for our children going to school and those people with livestock,” said Mary
The engineers and inspectors led by Kapseret Sub County Engineer in charge Rachel Wangoi pledged to work tirelessly for the improvement of the road to help enhance transport and also security in the area.
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