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Wildlife Victims Compensated

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Tourism minister Najib Balala presents compensation cheque of Isiolo residents attacked by wild animals to County Commissioner Herman Shambi in the presence of Governor Mohamed Kuti. PHOTO | COURTESY
The government has paid out  Ksh6.7 million compensation to 12 Isiolo residents who were injured by wild animals between 2014 and 2017.
Two of the beneficiaries were attacked by crocodiles along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River, one person was injured by a buffalo while nine suffered snake bites.
The victims will receive an average of slightly over Ksh.550,000 each to help them recover from the inconveniences caused as a result of the injuries.
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala revealed that the government had earlier paid Ksh.45 million to nine Isiolo families who lost their loved ones due to wildlife attacks, acknowledging that the government still has a backlog of Ksh.6 billion in unpaid claims across the country.
The CS presented the compensation cheque to Isiolo County Commissioner Herman Shambi, who chairs the County Compensation Committee, in the presence of CAS Joseph Boinnet, PS Fred Segor, Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti and other leaders.

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Tim Wanyonyi Lobbies Tarmacking of Kaptagat, Kapenguria and Parklands Roads

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Centre) inspects the tarmacked Kapenguria road on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Centre) inspects the tarmacked Kapenguria road on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has pushed for the successful tarmacking of Kaptagat, Kapenguria and Parklands roads.

TARMACKED ROADS

Firstly, Kapenguria road extends 4.5 km creating a smooth link between Waiyaki Way and Lower Kabete road.

Secondly, Kaptagat road in Loresho provides an efficient link between Kangemi (Waiyaki Way) and Loresho Ridge road.

Thirdly, Parklands road from Sarit Centre roundabout to Wambugu groove.

Tarmacked Kapenguria Road

Tarmacked Kapenguria Road

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) constructed the roads. Mawa Enterprises successfully bided for the periodic maintenance of the roads in the 2019/2020 financial year.

As a result, the roads have enhanced ease of movement within the constituency spurring economic growth.

Tim Wanyonyi Lobbies Tarmacking of Kaptagat Road.

Rehabilitated Kaptagat Road.

MP TIM WANYONYI INSPECTS THE ROAD WORKS

Tim Wanyonyi, while inspecting the roads, lauded the contractor for a job well done.  He assured Westlands residents of more road projects.

“This is a historic moment with the tarmacking of precolonial roads such as Kapenguria road,” said Mr Wanyonyi.

The scope of works includes:

  • Base repair of failed sections
  • Pothole patching
  • AC overlay of 50mm
  • Drain cleaning and repair
  • Road marking
Tim Wanyonyi Lobbies Tarmacking of Parklands Road

Tarmacked Parklands Roads

COMPLETED ROAD PROJECTS

In the last financial year, Mr. Wanyonyi intervened for the tarmacking of several deplorable roads such as General Mathenge, Mpaka and Loresho ridge.

Consequently, KURA was able to upgrade 6.2km of the roads. Out of which 2.8km of Loresho ridge from Lower Kabete road to Kaptagat road. Additionally, 1.8km of Mpaka road from Limuru to Ngecha road. Moreover, 1.8km of General Mathenge commencing from Mpaka road to Kabete Lane.

Furthermore, Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) have rehabilitated and installed a Box Culvert on Lower Kabete road. Motorists using the junction of Lower Kabete road and Brookside drive used alternative routes for two months between January 28 to March 25, 2020 as the project progressed.

Tim Wanyonyi Lobbies Tarmacking and Construction of the Box Culvert on Lower Kabete road

The Box Culvert on Lower Kabete Road.

Correspondingly, KURA have recently completed the rehabilitation of the UN Avenue. This included parts of Runda , Redhill and Kirawa roads.  Not to mention, the improvement of Limuru road UN Junction (Part).

UPCOMING ELDAMA RAVINE AND MURATHA ROAD PROJECTS

The Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) through KURA will soon commence the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Eldama Ravine Road.  The road links Ring road to Peponi road.

Similarly, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) have advertised the tender for the improvement of Macharia/Muratha roads. The construction should commence by September. Muratha road starts off at Kangemi flyover and extends towards Bottomline in Kangemi.

Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) are considering a base repair of Mtama road. The road provides access between 5th Parklands avenue and 6th Parklands avenue.

ONGOING PROJECTS

The hardworking MP recently commissioned the upgrade of Kabete PAG church access road. KeRRA is carrying out the project.

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MP Tim Wanyonyi Commissions Upgrade of Kabete PAG Access Road

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Left) flanked by Engineer Samuel Kinyanjui while commissioning the upgrading of Kabete PAG Access Road in Westlands on Monday, June 29, 2020
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Left) flanked by Constituency Roads Officer Engineer Samuel Kinyanjui while commissioning upgrade of Kabete PAG Access Road to Concrete Pavement on Monday, June 29, 2020. PHOTO| TIM SANDE

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has officially commissioned the upgrade of Kabete PAG access Road to carbro standard.

Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) is undertaking the upgrade of Kabete PAG access road. The Constituency Roads Board are in charge of the implementation of the project.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi addressing residents of Loresho Green area while commissioning the upgrade of Kabete PAG Access road on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Addressing residents outside the Loresho Green apartments, Mr Wanyonyi said the road will open up the area. He added that the road will ease movement to Kabete PAG Church which has been a challenge for a long time.

“The carbro will be of good service and is easy to maintain. I promised to deliver this road and it has come to pass,” said Mr Wanyonyi.

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Additionally, the upgrade is to be completed by August.

Northern Ways Construction are building the 286 m road which will have a width of 6 metres and will carry two lanes. At least KES 7 million is set aside for the upgrade.

On March 5, 2020 the legislator commissioned tamarcking of sports club access road in Parklands.

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MP Tim Wanyonyi Distributes Food to 300 Kangemi Families

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Left) hands over a food hamper to Mercy Achieng (Right) from Kangemi while flanked with Koki Abisi (Centre) from Yoga Heart Kenya
Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Left) hands over a food hamper to Mercy Achieng (Right) from Kangemi while flanked with Koki Abisi (Centre) from Yoga Heart Kenya.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has distributed food and essential items to 300 families from Kangemi. This is to cushion vulnerable families from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been addressing the plight of many people, whenever we get food aid, we deliver to them. It is not easy to lead hungry constituents. I have been sourcing for assistance from different resourceful organizations and people. We hope to feed many more families in our initiative,” said Tim Wanyonyi.

This was made possible by Yoga Heart who donated 200 hampers while Team Pankaj gave 100 food packs.

The food distribution events are the latest in a series of initiatives in which the legislator has engaged since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION TO 10,000 VULNERABLE FAMILIES
The legislator has during the last three months provided dry relief food to more than 10,000 families across the constituency.

He has embraced a non-contact food distribution technique  to reach out to vulnerable families in his drives.

COVID-19 AID TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The soft-spoken MP has also donated food hampers to support at least 200 people with disabilities in Westlands.

WALK THROUGH SANITIZATION BOOTH

Similarly, the legislator has installed a sanitization booth in Kangemi market. Buyers and sellers can pass through the booth. The booth contains a disinfectant that kills the virus responsible for the virus.

200 FOOT OPERATED HAND WASHING STATIONS

Additionally, the legislated also donated 200-foot operated hand washing stations across the constituency.

GITHOGORO FREE TAP WATER PROJECT TO 15,000 RESIDENTS

Furthermore, in Githogoro slums, the legislator partnered with Centum to provide free supply of clean tap water to  15,000 residents.

The beneficiaries thanked the MP for the support saying it was a good example of what the other leaders should do.

The Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi said the work of fighting the adverse effects of Covid-19 should not be left to the government alone. 

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