Pedestrians along the Thika superhighway will have to wait until August to get more footbridges installed.
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has admitted of delays in the importation of Sh 800 million from China, blaming a slower pre-export inspection for the delay in shipping the metal structures.
(Related story: Witeithie, Njomoko to get footbridges beginning January 2018 – KeNHA.)
The authority now says they expect these structures will arrive later this month and be installed in August after their officials inspected the footbridges in China and ready for dispatch.
“We are already making the slabs ready so that once they arrive, we will just need two weeks to fix them and open for use,” explained Director-General Peter Mundinia.
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Plans to install these footbridges have been on the cards since August 2017 amid questions on when Kenya opted to build the bridges in China.