Kisii – Ahero Road
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on 2nd of April permitted a tour to the media, on the Kisii – Ahero Road. This road as a big part of the Isebania – Ahero (A1) Road with 84 kilometers, the road goes from Kisii and ends just before the Ahero Junction.
That was a project with (€) 9.4 billion which finally was awarded to The Third Engineering Bureau of China City Construction Group Co.
As they have estimated in their prospects, the completion of the project is due in 48 months. African Development Fund (ADF) and the Government of Kenya (GOK) have funded this project concertedly and intend to expand the existing road from the current 5-6m to a 7m wide carriageway and add 2m shoulders on both sides to reduce traffic jam.
There are also other parts to the project: reconstruction pavement, construction of feeder roads, market loop roads and providing amenities for the roadside, box culverts, walkways, footbridges, and access roads, and pedestrian underpasses.
This trip for media started in Kisumu at Ahero Intersession then continued to Nyabondo – Oyugis – Kendubay Bridge – Oyugis – Rodi Kopani and finally at Nyakoe. The media team had the opportunity to visit the currently under construction of a trauma center at St.
Joseph Nyabondo hospital, in Nyabondo. These projects are being implemented through the field for the improvement of healthcare among the community.