CS Murkomen outlines road infrastructure plans for Northern Kenya - Breaking Kenya News


CS Murkomen outlines road infrastructure plans for Northern Kenya


Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen
In a significant move towards bolstering infrastructure in Northern Kenya, the Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen announced plans to extend the Isiolo-Kula Mawe road all the way to Wajir.

Speaking during a visit to Isiolo North, the CS emphasized the government’s commitment to realizing the vision of past leaders, including former President Mwai Kibaki, to develop the region’s road network

“This administration will complete the dream of our founding fathers such as President Kibaki to tarmac roads in the North from Isiolo to Mandera.” He said.

The 190km Isiolo-Kula Mawe road, soon to be launched, marks a critical step in this ambitious plan.

Murkomen highlighted that the current administration is dedicated to completing the LAPSSET corridor, a monumental project linking Lamu to Isiolo via Garissa, and eventually reaching Mandera.

“With multiple roads under construction or in the procurement stage, the administration is confident in achieving this transformative goal.” Murkomen said.

The operationalization of the LAPSSET corridor as a transport hub is already attracting business to the Lamu port, promising economic growth for towns along the route, including Isiolo.

This development is expected to mirror the success of the Northern corridor, which has fostered the growth of five cities, thus creating new settlements and business hubs in the north.

During his visit, the CS, alongside key leaders including Senator Dullo Fatuma, Isiolo North MP Joseph Samal, and Deputy Governor James Lowasa, also participated in a fundraising event aimed at empowering the youth of Isiolo North.

He reiterated the importance of equitable resource distribution based on objective needs assessments, citing the successful completion of projects like the 800km Nairobi-Moyale highway and the Lamu Port as prime examples.

These initiatives, he noted, are pivotal in unlocking the region’s potential and ensuring inclusive development for all Kenyans.

 Ian Okal

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