Kahawa West residents protest (left) and Thika residents blocked Thika-Garissa road. (Right).

The residents of Thika and Kahawa West have this morning protested wanting states of roads in their areas, a day after residents of Embakasi protested yesterday of a similar issue.

In Thika bodaboda operators and residents lit bonfires on Thika-Garissa road protesting the condition of BAT-Kiganjo Road that is under construction.

They said it is extremely dusty but the contractor has not taken responsibility to alleviate the harmful dust yet it is used every day by residents and school-going children who are largely affected.

“There are schools there, kids living around that area are getting lungs problems yet the contractor doesn’t care. We’ll riot to be heard” a Thika, Makongeni resident said.

Dusty BAT-Kiganjo road in Thika. Residents rioted over its condition. [Photo: Courtesy]
In Kahawa West, it was the second protest over the potholes-laden Kamiti road that is worse than shamba. In Early January residents blocked the road and lit bonfires saying the area MP Ndirangu Waihenya and MCA Gatune Anthony Ng’ang’a have turned blind eyes to their woes.

Embakasi, Thika and Kahawa West residents have this week protested over poor roads.

They were dispersed with teargases and today they took to the road, a combined force of residents, bodabodas and matatu operators but were later teargassed by anti-riot officers.

Deplorable Kamiti road in Kahawa West. [Photo: Courtesy]
The MCA claimed he had lobbied for Kenya Urban Roads Authority to patch up the potholes or overhaul the road.

In January when Kahawa West protested over Kamiti Road in bad state. [Photo: Courtesy]
“People of Kahawa West ward, I believe it is time the record was set straight; the cry over the state of Kahawa West station road has not been falling on deaf ears. I have lobbied, through KURA, I have pushed for the rehabilitation of this roads without any kitty and soon works shall begin” Ng’ang’a defended himself from blame.


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