Motorists, the locals and travelers have expressed their joy and happiness following a move to reconstruct some of the major roads within Kesses sub-county was initiated by the government. The project which is stated to be sponsored by the National Government commenced earlier this month.
Celine Achieng is one of the machine operators working with the Chinese Company that has been contracted to work on the project. I managed to have a short conversation with her concerning the progress of the project.She stated that the construction began with the Lessos -Kesses road been seasonal road for a long period of time. At least 17 kilometers of the road has so far been worked on.
She further added that the Cheptiret-Kesses road has been scheduled for reconstruction and re-tarmacking after the completion of the Lessos to Kesses road. The Cheptiret to Kesses road, a major road connecting the famous Moi University institution to the Eldoret-Nairobi highway has been in very poor conditions for a period of time. It has been characterized with a lot of potholes and its small width. It is however still unclear on the exact time when the repair of the road will be initiated.
Moi University, an institutions situated in Kesses Sub-County is also among the main beneficiaries of the great move made by the Government of Kenya. This is because the stated roads under construction will enable efficient movement of the students, locals residing nearby the school and other travelers to, and from the remote located institution. There is also some hopes for reduced costs of transport which has been on the high due to poor conditions of the road.
In Moi University, construction of the road from the round about towards the Mabatini area is also in progress. This has been a good news to the students especially residing in Mabatini area as they will be no longer struggling with an extremely muddy road as they rush to their normal activities the course of their studies during rainy seasons. The local population residing in the vast Mabatini area will also benefit a lot and a positive impact to their economy will be witnessed. This is because efficient transport systems has always been a backbone to a well thriving economy.
On my interaction with some of the locals, I found out that they could not hide their joy and many of them praised the National Government and the relevant agencies on their efforts to restore and improve the conditions of their roads.