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KURA urges Kenyans to report roads vandals, offers cash reward to those who report

This comes after the authority said it has done investigations revealing how criminals were misusing government properties aimed at supporting Kenyans/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25 – Kenya Urban Roads Authority has offered Sh100, 000 as a reward to members of the public with information about people vandalizing roads and public utilities.

In a statement KURA Acting Director General Silas Kinoti appealed to members of the public to disclose any individuals they may have spotted looting utilities such as streetlights.

“We appeal to members of the public to name, shame and expose those vandalizing public utilities and arrest this type of selfishness,” said KURA.

This comes after the authority said it has done investigations revealing how criminals were misusing government properties aimed at supporting Kenyans.

“We have observed with utter shock want on vandalism of streetlights, guard rails, road signs, among others on most of our urban networks,” added KURA.

“These vandals that carry out these activities mostly at night, but they are members of our society and live amongst us,” according to the statement issued by KURA.

Some of the roads mostly affected include Thika Superhighway, Outer Ring Road, Ngong Road, Lang’ata road among others.

KURA also said in the last three months it has over 30 street poles worth Sh2.5 million have been moved down and scathed away by vandals in Nairobi City County in an organized crime syndicate.

This comes after the road’s regulator fixed vandalized streetlights along Langata Road.

The streetlights had initially been vandalized by people the authority suspected to use high tech equipment to snip away the head lights leaving naked poles, and in some cases cutting off the entire pole.

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As a result, the section of the road between Langata Cemetery and Galleria Mall was plunged into darkness for quit some time.

Currently the government invests over Sh300billion each year in the provision of the road infrastructure intended to drive vision 2030.

 

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