The Kenya Urban Roads Authority has begun building a Sh1.2 billion road at Mokowe town, Lamu county. The 15km road to be completed in 30 months is expected to ease access to the new Lamu county headquarters in the town.
Speaking in Mokowe during the commissioning of feeder roads on Wednesday, KURA acting general manager in charge of special programmes Mohamed Abdulrashid said 1.5km will be completed by end of August.
Abdulrashid said the road will promote growth in trade and attract more investors to the town, which borders the new Lamu Port LAPSSET.
He said the Mokowe road is the biggest county project that KURA has undertaken so far.
KURA is targetting 10 counties with poor roads among them Hola in Tana River, Bungoma, Kitale, Trans-Nzoia, Eldoret, Kapenguria, Wote in Machakos, Bomet and Nakuru.