CS Macharia confirms Kinoti as KURA boss
The much anticipated interviews and recruitment of Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) were conducted transparently, the infrastructure Cabinet Secretary has confirmed. Engineer Murira Kinoti emerged the high in percentage in a vigorous interviews conducted by the board.
Macharia told the Citizen Weekly that he was impressed by the interviews by the board and engineer Kinoti’s appointment starts with immediate effect. Its imperative to note that it was Kinoti who has initiated major programs in Kura including Roads Annuity programs and the PPP for maintenance of roads in the Counties. During his tenure as acting Director General, the authority widened its road network in all the forty seven counties and enable to achieve 80 percent Vision 2030 and agenda four all intended to propel Kenya into a medium- income level in the next decade. Kinoti initiated improvement of non-motorized transport, installation of street and traffic lights, guards rail, traffic signs and other amenities.
Kinoti has been advocating for the establishment of cost rate regulations in the infrastructure sector to provide guidelines and reduce cost overruns. The Director-General have been pushing for the public to get better value for money in road projects. He has been appealing to indigenous contractors to up their came by doing perfect work and compete with foreign contractors fairly.
Kinoti holds Master in Business Administration Degree(Corporate Management) and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from University of Nairobi. In a Statement to Newsrooms, the infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Wainaina Macharia congratulated engineer Silas Kinoti for his appointment adding that he is confident that Kinoti’s ability to perform due to his wealth experience. At the helm of the Authority Kinoti will be tasked with management of all public roads in Cities and Municipalities in the Country.