By TCD REPORTER.
On Friday 6th may 2022 – Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu together with transport PS Prof. Mwangi Mwaringa, and Kenya Highway Authority (KenHA) director general, Kung’u Ndung’u launched the upgrading of Wilikilye-Katulani-Kanyangi-Wote Road to bitumen standards at Katulani, Mulango ward in Kitui Central.
The 82 kilometre B61 road will be done in three slots; Wikililye-Katulani (14 kilometre, Katulani-Kavisuni-Kanyangi road (46 kilometre) and Kanyangi-Thwake dam-Wote town (40 kilometre).
The Sh2.3 billion project is financed by the Kenyan government through the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) with the M/s China Civil Engineering Corporation Limited as the main contractor.
The project which is expected to be completed by May 2024 is aimed at improving the efficiency of road transport along the project corridor, to spur economic activity along the same route and enhance social welfare.
The project will also enhance security and promote peace along the corridor.
Ngilu thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for the project, saying it will go a long way in improving the livelihood of residents where the corridor passes. She said the road marks Uhuru’s legacy in improving infrastructure and other development agendas.
The road starts at Wikililye market in Kitui County at the junction with Kibwezi-Kitui road and proceeds in a South Westerly direction through Katulani, Kavisuni, Kanyangi, Mbuimbui, Mathangathi, Makutano, Kikumini center and terminates at Wote town in Makueni county.