Frustrated residents of Tindiret in Nandi County yesterday held demonstration to protest the poor states of roads in the area, major among them was main Timboroa – Maraba – Senetwo – Songhor – Kopere road. Observers allege that its the worst and longest frequently used road in Nandi County with hundreds of potholes deep and shallow in less than 1000 meters.
Residents’ outcry points to delay, neglect and massive corruption in Nandi County that is reluctantly rolling development programs in Tindiret despite being home to the deputy governor Mr. Dominic Biwott who also plies the near-impassable road. In the demo, wananchi claimed that they’ve been promised for long that funds to construct the road had been set apart and the contractor awarded tender, but political leaders accused of relenting support to demand action, lacking priorities and misappropriation of funds claim the road is a national government’s project.
Early this year, honourable Cleophas Lagat had bought multimillion road machines that he promised that uncompleted projects would be a thing of the past. During the launch of the excavators and other road machinery in Kapsabet, governor added that the road graders would help facilitate road constructions across the county, but Tindiret is yet to see the fruits of the new machines.
Tired of using the worsening path that has maimed daily business across Maraba, Senetwo and environs, people came together to protest and send a message of urgency to authorities to act fast.