Kura called this newly opened road a masterpiece, Kenyans having none of it
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has bragged about the newly opened Waiyaki Way-Redhill link, calling it a master piece.
The Sh3 billion dual carriageway starts from Waiyaki Way and passes through Kyuna, Spring Valley, Kitisuru and Peponi to end at Redhill.
It is supposed to give access to Westlands.
Waiyaki Way – Red Hill Link Road is a master piece that has greatly reduced traffic congestion and improved access. The road is now open for public use. @JamesMacharia_ @PDUDelivery @MikeSonko @KenyanTraffic pic.twitter.com/l56deo1mWI
— KURA (@KURAroads) May 20, 2019
Kura’s brag triggered anger from Kenyans who swiftly pointed out glaring design anomalies of the new road.
The road lacks space for non-motorized transport, signage, trees and many more.
Here is what Kenyans want fixed before it can be called a masterpiece.
Dear Macharia, KURA. For us to consider it a masterpiece it should have at the very least a proper pedestrian/cyclist paths, adequate acceleration and deceleration lanes and trees. Your road designs are wanting they have glaring inadequacies on roads such as thika and outer ring
— Joram Kihumba (@jayhumba) May 20, 2019
Congratulations.but there seems to be no consideration for those who walk cycle and those who would like to be jogging.
— kaaramuturi (@kaaramash) May 20, 2019
Can you atleast learn something to do with the beautification of the immediate area where the road is passing through and drainage
— BarazamarvinIII (@BarazaMarvinIII) May 20, 2019
Where’s the signage??
— Nick Mucina (@mucina_nicholas) May 20, 2019
Your masterpiece falls short of modern standards. Design roads for all users not just motorised traffic
— murage james (@Muragedujames) May 20, 2019
— KenyanTraffic (@KenyanTraffic) May 20, 2019
What master piece? It is a curse for us who have been using Waiyaki way. Now traffic is bad coming into town and we waste a whole hour btwn Kangemi and ABC place.
— Paul Wall™ (@paulmgee) May 20, 2019