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Construction of 38 new roads in Eastlands to be completed by July, Kura assures – Nairobi News

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All roads projects under Nairobi Regeneration Plan are set to be completed by July this year ahead of schedule, Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) has said.

Kura director general Engineer Silas Kinoti said that the Sh2.87 billion project which covers 38 roads, all in Eastlands area, was supposed to be complete by August 14 but it is already over 50 percent complete with most of the roads at advanced stage following an inspection on January 28, 2019.

He said that work on the roads started in September last year and they have already done over half of the 80.3 kilometres that the project was to cover in only three months.

“We are doing road by road and we can say that we are at over 50 percent of the scope. We are optimistic that by July all the roads will be done,” said Eng Kinoti while appearing before a Nairobi County Assembly Transport committee.

The DG explained that the project was divided into three with each given separate one year contracts in July 27, 2018. The contract for Lot 1, covering 32 kilometres of road network, was awarded to Stecol Corporation at Sh950 million and the progress is at 45 percent.

The contract for lot 2, which covers 25.5 kilometres, was awarded to China Roads and Bridges Corporation at Sh1.01 billion. The project is at 40 percent complete as at January 28

China Wu Yi won the contract for lot 3, covering 22.8 kilometres of road network, at Sh895 million with the progress at 35 percent.

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He, however, said that the county government of Nairobi, which was to contribute Sh900 million to the project, has only remitted Sh100 million. Kura was to give Sh1.97 billion towards the programme.

Meanwhile, Eng Kinoti said that the urban roads agency has already erected four footbridges along Outer Ring road to enhance safety of non-motorised users after uproar over rising cases of accidents on the road.

In April last year, Kura embarked on the Sh880 million project which was to have 11 footbridges constructed along the road with the contract given to a Chinese firm, Sinohydro Tianjin Engineering Limited.

“The project is still ongoing but at the moment we have done 4 footbridges with 7 more to go. We have also received additional finance to address the issue of safety on the road,” said Kinoti.

The road, which was completed July, 2017 has been blamed for being substandard as it lacks service and emergency lanes, footbridges as well as road markings with crossing the road a major concern as one must jump over two sets of guard rails to reach the other side of the road.

The DG added that they intend to construct 19 bus stops along the road as well as increasing the mobility of the service and access roads to the road to enable faster evacuation and movement of traffic on the road.

“The problem is not the design, it is the way we use our roads as non-motorised traffic. We have designated areas where people are supposed to cross but most choose to go over guard rails as they do not want to walk. We even have policemen manning those pedestrian crossings but people do not want to walk for just 100 metres,” he said.

Eng Kinoti, however, admitted that the agency opened the road for use before it was substantially complete because there was pressure to open the carriage ways for people to use, saying that there is a lot that needs to be done to enhance the road’s safety and movement of traffic.

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New Bae? Sherlyne Anyango Gets Naughty With Mzungu In The States (Video)

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After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.

Love At First Sight?

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Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.

While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.

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”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”

In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;

  ”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”

Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.

Below is the video;


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Tips to help you get the perfect blazer Eve woman

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 Choosing a blazer is key as it can either break or make your outfit (Image: Pinterest)

 

When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.

Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:

 Always go for a colour that will pair well with most pieces in your closet (Image: Pinterest)

Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?

Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.

When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.

It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.

Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.

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 The design and texture of a blazer will play heavily on how good you look (Image: Pinterest)

A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.

There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.

Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.

Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.

Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.

 The longer the blazer, the more you can play around with your pieces (Image: Pinterest)

They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.

Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.

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Sewage Menace in Pipeline, Residents Cry For Help

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By Milo George

Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.

The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.

They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes.
“We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said.
Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage.
‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.


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