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Mega projects Kibaki, Raila initiated

Mega projects Kibaki, Raila initiated

By Sylvester Kasuku

Let me walk you through some of the great achievements of the Kibaki Government (2003-2007) and the Kibaki - Raila (both pictured) Grand Coalition Government (2008-2013). I served as the Secretary for Infrastruture at the Office of the Prime Minister/ Presidency. I was extensively involved with these developments particularly during the Grand Coalition Government which delivered most of the projects listed below. President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga meant business. The duo were so so so much in synch such that meetings were kept short with no side shows but maximum output. I remember decisions being made without lengthy speeches. President Kibaki didn’t like directionless speeches. He often said “I only want to hear inputs about how to improve the lives of Kenyans”. They had no time for theatrics.

1. Design and Construction of Emali - Oloitokitok Road (funded by BADEA).

2. Design and construction of Isiolo - Marsabit - Turbi - Moyale Road connecting Kenya with Ethiopia (AfDB syndicated Financing).

3. Design of Illasit - Rombo - Taveta Road.

4. Design and Construction of Kendu - Homa Bay Road.

5. Design and Construction of Terminal 1 A at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (World Bank)

6. Design and Construction of Kisumu International Airport (World Bank).

7. Design and Re-Construction of Moi International Airport Mombasa (World Bank).

8. Design and Re-Construction of Maji Ya Chumvi - Miriyini Road (World Bank)

9. Design and Re-Construction of Maji Ya Chumvi - Mtito Andei Road (EU).

10. Design and Re-Construction of Mtito Andei - Sultan Hamud (EU funded)

11. Sultan Hamud - JKIA Road (WB).

12. Design and Rehabilitation of Nairobi - Nakuru Road (EU).

13. Design and Re-Construction of Nakuru - Mau Summit- Timboroa Road (WB).

14. Design and Re-Construction of Mau Summit - Kericho - Kisumu Road (WB).

15. Design and Re-Construction of Kisumu - Kakamega- Webuye Road (WB)

16. Design and Re-Construction of Timboroa - Eldoret - Webuye - Malaba Road (EU/WB).

17. Design and Rehabilitation of Kisumu - Busia Road.

18. Design and Construction of Wajir Airport.

19. Design and Construction of Nairobi- Thika Superhighway (AfDB).

20. Design and Rehabilitation of Thika - Embu - Meru Road.

21. Design and Re-Construction of Makutano - Nyeri - Nanyuki Road

22. Feasibility Study, Design and commencement of Construction of Lamu Port and other LAPSSET Corridor Projects.

23. Design of and Cosntruction of additional Berths at Mombasa Port (JICA).

24. Design and Construction of Geothermal Power Generation Plants.

25. Design and Expansion of Mwea Irrigation Project.

26. Construction of new water Supply Projects in Mt. Kenya region.

27. Design of Suna - Kehancha - Ngorengore Road.

28. Design of Nairobi Expressway Project.

29. Design and funding of Nairobi- Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway Project (SGR).

30. Design and Rehabilitation of Athi River - Kajiado - Namanga Road.

31. Expansion of Ahero Irrigation Project.

32. Design of Kuja Irrigation Project.

33. Design and Construction of Kibwezi - Kitui - Mitunguu Road Projects.

34. Design and Construction of Machakos - Wote Road Project.

35. Construction of Nuno - Garissa Road.

36. Design of Nuno - Modagashe- Wajir - Mandera Road.

37. Design of Lamu - Garsen Road.

38. Design of Mombasa Island - Dongo Kundu Road/Bridge.

39. Design and Contract Procurement of Mbita- Sindo - Magunga Road.

40. Design and Rehabilitation of Homa Bay - Rongo Road.

41. Design and Construction of Rongo - Riosir Road.

42. Design and Construction of Kisii - Ogembo Road.

43. Design and Construction of Kisii . Chrmosit/ Nyamira Road.

44. Design of Chabera - Chebilat Road.

45. Design and Construction of Londiani - Fort Ternan- Muhoroni Road.

46. Design and Construction of Ring Road Kilimani Nairobi.

47. Reforms and support to growth of Mobile Telephony that ushered Interpperability, Crossnetwork money Transfer and call rate lowering, Infrastructure sharing, Universal service fund, infrastructure integrity among many others.

48. Reforms in the Petroleum industry that ushered reforms in: 1. Ullage allocation and operational issues, 2. Licensing of operators, 3. Storage and Strategic Reserve, 4. Pricing management , 5. Taxes and 6. Quality control among others.

49. Design revision and construction of Southern Bypass Road in Nairobi.

50. Design revision and construction of Northern and Western Bypass Roads in Nairobi.

51. Design of Eldoret, Meru, Kisumu and Nakuru Bypass Roads.

52. Design and Construction of Ndori - Lwanda Kotieno Road.

53. Design and Construction of Siaya - Rangala Road.

54. Design of Kitale - Lokichar - Lodwar - Ndapal Road.

55. Design of Rumuruti - Maralal Road.

56. Design of Isiolo - Modagashe - Wajir Road.

57. Design of Isiolo - Lokichar Road.

Free Primary Education.

58. Government supply of free Education Books and Stationery to all Public Schools.

59. Health Infrastructure.

60. Water and Sanitation Infrastruture.

61. Design and Construction of Thuchi - Nkubu Road

62. Design and Construction of Nkubu - Imenti Road.

63. Reforms in Housing Sector.

64. Reforms in Water Sector.

65. Reforms in Energy Sector that ushered the creation of KenGen, GDC, KETRACCO, REA ETC

66. Reforms in the Roads Sector that led to the creation of KeNHA, KERRA, KURA.

67. Drafting of Kenya’s first Integrated National Transport Policy.

68. Promulgation of the 2010 Constitution.


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