Its relief to residents of Soko Amani village in Sinoko ward Likuyani Sub County who have been struggling with the Namunyiri–Soko Amani road after rehabilitation of the road commenced courtesy of the director of Research at the Kenya National Museums Dr. Evans Taracha.
Speaking when they took part in the rehabilitation work, residents said they were now full of hope and excitement after enduring the dilapidated road and they are looking forward to a new lease of life.
They lamented it had become difficult to rush their beloved ones to hospital as a result of lack of quick exit routes. “We are forced to carry sick people and expectant mothers on our backs because the road is totally impassable, you can’t access it on a motorbike, neither can you even use a wheelbarrow or any means on this road,” said one of the residents.
They said socio-economic activities in the area had worsened as people had difficulty leaving their homes due to the impassable state of the road which they said has been neglected by elected leaders close to four decades.
They said road infrastructure is critical to the economic activities of any society, thanking Dr. Taracha for his philanthropic gesture to fix the Namunyiri–Soko Amani road saying that the nature of the road had made life unbearable and gave them nightmares especially during rainy seasons.
On his part, Taracha commended Soko Amani residents for mobilizing themselves and taking the decision to fix the road saying the move would end an era of backwardness in the area.
He said people deserved better roads to enhance their daily socio-economic activities and improve their living standards.
Taracha donated culverts, cement among other materials to facilitate rehabilitation of the road and ease communication. He promised to work together with Likuyani residents and support various development programmes across the Sub County.