By Governor Kidero
Last Saturday when I visited the Southern by pass; I promised Nairobians that I would be back today to officially unveil the road so that it can contribute towards easing and de-congesting Mombasa road and the City.
It is unfortunate that due to bad weather and rains experienced in the City in the last couple of days we are unable to open the Southern by pass today. So far the road is 80% done and will be motorable by this Sunday.
Today together with the traffic commandant Nairobi County all trucks over 8 tons will now be diverted to the Southern by pass from this Sunday. The trucks will also not be allowed on the A104 highway and any driver going against this directive will be arrested and charged. This decision will go along way in decongesting the City.
Tomorrow my team and I will meet with the heavy commercial vehicles owners at City Hall. The agenda will be to discuss and agree on the new diversion routes. The next focus of road expansion will now move to Ngong road.
Together let’s work together to move Nairobi forward.