Governor Charity Ngilu today met engineers from Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and residents of Wikililye, Chuluni and Nzambani affected by the Kitui-Kibwezi road under construction.
The Governor had met Wikililye residents yesterday following complaints over the lands affected by the road under construction.
The residents accuse KeNHA of demolishing structures within the new boundaries which conflicts the Communication given by the same body on August 10, 2018, at Wikililye town.
In a Public Participation held on August 10, 2018 at Wikililye town, the officials stated the road width as 40 metres and marked the required extend of road reserve that the residents followed up.
The map of the said road as mapped in 1977 confirms the road width as 40 Metres.
After the consultations chaired by the governor, the engineers unanimously agreed on compensation to the affected residents.
Governor Ngilu also promised to convene a meeting with all Kitui elected leaders to discuss and agree on a date to visit the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to push for compensation allocation in the budget too and settle the matter.