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Meet Eng. Kinoti, Guru Of Urban Road Network – Weekly Citizen



Meet Eng. Kinoti, Guru Of Urban Road Network – Weekly Citizen

The name of Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director General Engineer Silas Kinoti is not New name in road sector and towns across Kenya.

Kinoti who has a wealth experience in road construction as well as management holds a Master in Business Administration (Corporate Management). and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

His name is synonymous with construction of roads in major towns.

He has achieved about 90 percent of the authority’s objectives and was the first to partner with county government this year to improve roads in town hence improving mobility.

Players in road sector acknowledges Kinoti as a Guru in road construction who has changed narrative in engineering.

Kinoti has been a distinguished member of Institution of Engineers (IEK) for the last 20 years.

The era of potholes is a thing of the past in urban area and depression of buying suspensions by motorists all the time has reduced significantly.

Engineer Kinoti previously held the position of General Manager Planning and Environment in KURA where he came up with reforms and strategic plan before he rose to the position of Director General.
Kinoti is an integral part of the infrastructural development network being witnessed in major towns in Kenya.

His main objectives is to rehabilitate and upgrade roads in slums and towns to ensure accessibility in all centers in the country.

This year’s heavy down pour was a litmus for Kinoti’s efficiency and perfection as no floods and wear of roads were reported in towns. Thanks to personal inspection of roads under his authority.

Indeed engineer Kinoti is a Guru in road construction having considerably constructed a total of over  1000 kilometres since his appointment and when he was a assistant Director General in Kura.

Engineer Kinoti has been recarpeting roads that were in a dilapitated condition neglected before.

In Mukuru slums, Githurai, Kangemi, Mwiki, Dandora Utawala, Mihang’o including Kibra and Mathare road construction has been hailed by residents.

Ngong Road – Lang’ata link Road construction is complete and has ease traffic jam in Karen ,Ngong, Kibra and City Centre in General.

currently marking and roads signs are on -going. City motorists lauded the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) for the construction of the road.
It now takes less than five minutes for one to drive from lang’ata Road to Ngong road at prestige plaza.

Kura under Kinoti’s leadership has intensified infrastructural development in major towns in a bid to deconjest urban areas to improve social economic activities such as industrial services. Kinoti can walk head tall as he ha achieved construction of 172km of New roads, rehabilitation of 167.7km provision of 36 bridges and interchanges constructed, 288km of pedestrian walkways constructed, 431.9 km put under periodic maintenance including 9.797km of roads under routine maintenance.

This i a Guru indeed who needs recognition not only locally but even in the internationally including nobel prize award.

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