Nairobi county workers repairing Ngumba road in Githurai. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Nairobi county workers repairing Ngumba road in Githurai. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
By FRANCIS NDERITU

Residents of Githurai 44 area, who use Ngumba Road a link road between Kamiti Road and Thika Highway, finally have a reason to celebrate after the Nairobi County government commenced on repair works on Saturday.

The pathetic state of the road was the cause of a near day-long demonstrations by operators of Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) which play the route on Tuesday morning.

The protest which involved matatu operators, tuk tuk and boda boda operators brought business on the busy road to a standstill.

Thankfully, the protests seemed to have triggered a positive reaction from the county government.

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Nairobi county workers repairing Ngumba road in Githurai. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

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On Saturday morning, scenes of county officials laying down a fresh layer of tarmac was a far cry from the chaos of last Tuesday.

The county officials also cleared up all the debris which made the road unusable by the many motorists and pedestrians.

The road is mostly used as a route between Githurai, Kiambu and the environs of Kahawa West.

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Nairobi county workers repairing Ngumba road in Githurai. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU