Uhuru Catches Badi's Contractors Unawares in Evening Visit

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta when he made an impromptu visit at new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road on Friday, October 9.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta when he made an impromptu visit at new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road on Friday, October 9.
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  •  President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening, October 9, caught contractors unawares during an impromptu inspection visit to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road.

    The president was accompanied by Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development CS James Macharia and Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) boss Mohammed Badi.

    The trio witnessed the processing, loading and application of asphalt blended at the new facility.

     "The asphalt that you will process here will be used to make roads in Mukuru, Kibera, Mathare and in all corners of Nairobi," the President stated.

    Additionally, the head of state urged Kenyans to continue living together in peace and harmony.

    The president thanked Intex Construction, led by the chairman Vekas Gehlot, for its donation of machinery and partnership with NMS in setting up the blending plant.

    "I really want to appreciate the support that you have given us. And really for me, it is an indication of what you call a true public private partnership.

    "A partnership where business while continuing to do their services, through CSR is able to partner with Government to provide much needed services and infrastructure to our people," the President stated.

    Further, he extended his gratitude to Badi and the workers for their work.

    Once again, the Head of State renewed his commitment to ensure every ward within Nairobi City County has a modern hospital so as decongest existing health facilities especially Kenyatta National Hospital and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital. 

    At the same function, renowned Kenyan environmentalist and businessman Dr Isaac Kalua donated ten Honda motorcycles to NMS for their operations. Dr Kalua is the Chairman of Honda Motorcycles Kenya. 

    The president has on numerous instances celebrated the work Badi is doing in the city. In June, the president celebrated him having been in office for 100 days.

    "I am satisfied that the directives for the first 100 days have been implemented in earnest. I challenge NMS to demonstrate that Nairobi can be the model of our Post Covid-19 National Recovery Strategy," Kenyatta stated in June.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta when he made an impromptu visit at new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road on Friday, October 9.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta when he made an impromptu visit at new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road on Friday, October 9.
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