By Jackie Ruto
17th March 2016 – H.E. the President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the construction of the Nakuru Interchange Road network has been largely facilitated by the prevailing peace especially in Nakuru County and around the country.
The president was speaking during the launch of the construction of the road network yesterday in Kamara, Kuresoi North that will also see the rehabilitation of the Molo- Olenguruone- Kibunja road, which has been in a dilapidated state for many years.
Uhuru noted that the road network will facilitate smooth operations for farming and other businesses in the area as well as build the economy of this county.
‘Am so impressed with the hard work and peace all of you have put in place to bring development to this county. As you all know peace efforts started in Nakuru even before we were elected and we want to maintain that. The works on this major road will also see the tarmacking of Molo town,’ he said.
The president also launched the construction of 3 interchanges at Mau- Summit area, which are envisioned to ease the flow of traffic along the busy highway.
At the same time, during his several stopovers at Molo, Elburgon and Njoro, Uhuru assured all Kenyans of the national government commitment towards ensuring all eligible Kenyans are registered as voters.
‘We are ready release more funds to IEBC to make sure the voter registration exercise continues. We have heard that some people have not been captured and we want every Kenyan to exercise their right to vote come the next general elections,’ said Uhuru.
He further called on registrar of persons to issue IDs to youth where they live rather than subjecting them to unnecessary processes or sending them to areas where they were born.
On his part, Nakuru Governor H.E. Kinuthia Mbugua welcomed and lauded the president and his deputy for their good work.
He said the commissioned road would solve almost all the problems facing the residents of the various areas in the county where the road network will pass through.
Earlier on, the President who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto commissioned the Shs 6 billion Chemususu water project in Baringo county.
‘Very soon we are also coming back to commission Itare dam which is another huge water project that will end water crisis in Nakuru, added Uhuru.