Nanyuki is one of the towns set to benefit from the construction of the much awaited Kenol-Isiolo dual carriageway which starts next month.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has said that this project is meant to ease transportation and trade in the Northern Corridor. KeNHA Director-General, Peter Mundinia confirmed these reports gave an order for structures along the road corridor to be demolished before construction starts.
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Director General Peter Mundinia confirmed the reports and said that a contractor would be on site at the beginning of July, hence the need for structures on the way of the designed carriageway to be demolished.
Being a key project for the government, the road is expected to open up the Northern Corridor connecting the Coast to northern Kenya and Ethiopia.
Six counties will benefit directly from the project, which is valued at over Sh30 billion. Kiambu, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Laikipia and Isiolo Counties will benefit from the project.
Ever since the government made plans to expand this highway, the value of land in the key counties that will benefit from this project has gradually shot up. Now with the construction imminent, more people are rushing in to buy property in these counties. One of the preferred destinations has been Nanyuki, which is in Laikipia County, due to the fact that it has many tourist attractions and ready infrastructure.