KSh.500 million to make deadly Nakuru-Eldoret highway safer

The construction of a dual carriage way along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway is set to cost the government in excess of Ksh.500 million, with the project set to commence early 2018.

Infrastructure Permanent Secretary John Mosonik on Wednesday said the over half a billion construction project will begin in January/February of 2017 and will be a measure to curb deadly road accidents along the highway.

The PS also said that bumps and road signs would be erected to ensure speeding vehicles are contained, with this set to reduce the rate of tragic road accidents, according to Mosonik.

Engineer Mosonik was speaking at Sachangwan, the scene of a deadly multiple car accident that killed 16 people and injured hundreds more.

Mosonik, who was also joined by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, sent condolences to the families of those who died and wished quick recovery to those still hospitalised.

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