MAINTENANCE OF RIMPA/OLEKASASI ROAD
Ongata Rongai - June 2017
To: The China Road and Rail Construction Company and the Kenya Railways
From: The Lemelepo Community
We, as aware citizens of the Republic of Kenya, Residents of the Lemelepo Community, bring to your notice a decision by your company to use the Rimpa – Ole Kasasi Road by your Construction Trucks on a new Standard gauge Railway Construction in Kandis Area. As learnt the construction is to bring development to our country and our community at large but this is causing darmage to our road.
We respectfully request the maintenance of the Rimpa Ole Kasasi Road that has been damaged and dilapidated by your construction Trucks. The Rimpa – Olekasasi Road was built to bitumen standards through the contribution of the Lemelepo Community Members. With the coming of the Rail Station, the Trucks have brought with them wanton destruction, causing havoc and road rage. The road has now developed big man/pot holes and its sides completely dilapidated by the trucks. The trucks are causing dust and air pollution that has become a danger and a great risk not only to our children, other road users but the larger community.
The maintenance of the road is entirely practicable and a public necessity. It needs to be maintained and built immediately. It will keep our families safe, and roads safe and our community cleaner.
We the Lemelepo Community Residents appreciate the development that the SGR is going to bring to our area, we also care for a well maintained road that will lessen not only the transportation of the material to the SGR site but also improve the livelihoods of the community at large.
The maintenance of the Rimpa – Olekasasi road should be constructed/recarpeted to highest bitumen standards from Rimpa to Ole Kasasi from as a matter of corporate social responsibility.With above facts, we earnestly appeal for a positive consideration of our petition. With our names appended, we present this petition.