CHINESE FIRM, ROAD LINKING KENYA TO SOUTH SUDAN
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A Chinese firm has won a Ksh2 billion tender for the construction of a 60km road in Kenya’s North Rift region which will extend to South Sudan.

China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation has been contracted to undertake the construction of the road, funded by the national government.

On Tuesday, Ferdinand Wanyonyi, a lawmaker in Kwanza Constituency in Trans Nzoia County praised the project, which he said will transform the lives of the local farmers.

The road, Kitale-Namanjalala-Keriget-Chepchoina, will be launched by Deputy President William Ruto in July.

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The road, Wanyonyi noted, is a major boost to farming activities arguing that dilapidated road infrastructure has in the past denied residents the opportunity to market their produce and earn better returns.

“This is a milestone project. People have suffered because the bad state of the roads especially during rainy season. It is a blessing to my electorates and we expect farming activities to flourish,” he said.

Kwanza constituency does not have tarmacked roads and residents have for the longest time been using donkeys to transport produce from farms to markets.

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