Officials from World Bank and State Department of Housing and Urban Development in Nakuru City to Inspect Projects

Nakuru News Today – Senior officials from the World Bank and State Department of Housing and Urban Development recently toured Nakuru City to inspect the progress of selected projects they finance, which are ongoing and complete. The projects are funded through the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP), and seek to support the establishment and strengthening of urban institutions and systems to deliver improved infrastructure and services.

Led by the Director of the State Department of Housing and Urban Development, Charles K’onyango, the team was received by the County CECM for Land, Physical Planning, Housing, and Urban Development, John Kihagi. Mr. K’onyango lauded the efforts of the Nakuru County administration in implementing the projects, noting that they have greatly changed the outlook and functioning of the City, and will positively impact people’s livelihoods for generations.

The Lands Executive, Mr. Kihagi, expressed confidence in the successful completion of the projects, amid applause from the financiers who termed the milestone as noble and impactful to the City. City Manager, Mr. Gitau Thabanja, echoed the Land Executive’s sentiments, saying that the upgraded roads enhance elaborate and continuous road connectivity and ensure proper spacing of the roads to accommodate all road users.

During the tour, some of the projects that were inspected include the construction of Crater Climb, Matundu, Free Area loop roads, Mashindano, Chui, Kipchoge Keino, Mbugua Mbugua roads and drainage, refurbishment of Afraha Stadium, and the construction of Non-motorised transport system, which is complete.

The World Bank is currently financing an array of infrastructural projects in the City, including the construction of roads, stormwater drains, streetlights, and walkways, among others. Also present during the tour were UDD Engineer Benjamin Njenga, City’s Vice Chair Jepta Rono, and technical officers from UDD and City Board.


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