We will never build ‘biscuit-roads’ like UHURU again – RUTO’s government says

Monday, January 15, 2024 - The Kenya Kwanza Alliance administration has once again bashed former President Uhuru Kenyatta, claiming he was ‘building biscuits’ roads during his 10-year tenure as the country’s head of state.

Speaking on Monday, Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary, Kipchumba Murkomen said his ministry has instead introduced new policies that will guide in the construction and management of new roads in the country such that the required standards are attained.

“We have a new policy; we shall no longer construct roads to that standard again.

"We want to have roads that can last long,” Murkomen said.

He regretted that most of the roads that were constructed under the low-volume seal have since been damaged.

“When we constructed these roads we anticipated it shall be for private vehicles and public transport use only but it has since been used by even commercial vehicles that carry heavy loads,” he said.

According to Murkomen, they will also be introducing axle load controls on the new roads so that those motorists who exceed the required load limits are fined.

Low-volume seal roads use bitumen-based seals to economically pave roads with a low volume of vehicular traffic volumes.


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