Residents of Baraka estate in Embakasi East have taken to the streets to demonstrate over the poor state of roads in the area.
According to the residents, the contractor who had been commissioned to do work on the road abandoned the work midway.
“The contractor left the roadworks midway leaving the road in a poor state than it was before and now the road has become a health hazard to us due to the high amount of dust.”Said one of the residents
The residents further say they are counting loses as their cars have to be taken to garages every time because they keep breaking due to the poor condition of the road.
The residents blocked the road for the better part of the morning by lighting bonfires leading to a major traffic snarl up on the road forcing police officers to use teargas to disperse the angry residents
Area Member of Parliament Babu Owino who was present at the scene promised to get to the bottom of the issue.
“I will follow up with this issue and ensure that the contractor is back on the on the ground to finish the work.”Said Babu