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Mud and potholes await Pope Francis in Kangemi during visit

Muddy and potholed roads are what awaits Pope Francis in Kangemi where he is expected to hold a mass in 22 days.

Two murram roads to be used by the Pope during his Kangemi visit are yet to be repaired because of squabbles between City and the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) on who should foot the bill.

Hiaga road and Thiong`o road in Kangemi ward are an eyesore even to the area’s residents.

Pope Francis is scheduled to hold a mass at the Kangemi Catholic Parish Church that is expected to draw thousands of Catholic believers.

The Catholic Church has indicated that it will require more than Sh100 million for the Pope’s visit. The money is to be spent for the preparation of the visit and special papal legacy projects.

Kangemi Member of County Assembly Peter Isuha narrated to Nairobi News how he has been tossed from one office to another in his efforts to get the two roads repaired.

“I have been to the Governor`s office, he told me that I should go to Kura because the road is under them and they cannot duplicate roles,” said Mr Isuha

Mr Isuha said a part of Thiong`o road which leads to the parish is under City Hall, but a contractor who was given the tender is yet to commence the repair work.

The Father in charge of Kangemi Parish Pascal Mwijage also confirmed that no repair work had been done on the road despite the few days remaining to the Pope’s visit.