The department of Roads, Public Works, Transport, Transport, Housing & Energy is divided into two sectors/ Units which are:
- Roads and Transport
- Public Works, Energy & Housing.
The department of Roads, Transport & Energy ensures that there is efficient, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable, economic growth and development through construction, modernisation, rehabilitation and effective management of all infrastructural facilities in Kajiado County.
The department of public works and housing is committed to providing technical services in construction and maintenance of buildings to the departments and other public bodies.
- To continually provide, manage and improve County roads and infrastructure.
- To ensure effective management of the County transport systems.
- To improve accessibility of affordable and reliable energy to Kajiado County residents.
- To ensure well managed and maintained buildings and infrastructure in Kajiado County.
- To support the development of affordable housing of acceptable quality in Kajiado County.
- To mainstream citizen fire safety through fire drills and public sensitization and its risk management in Kajiado County.
- Ensuring that roads within the County are graded, gravelled and drainage structures are constructed to make them all weather.
- Maintain and improve class D, E and unclassified roads within the County.
- Maintain graders and heavy machines in possession of the County Government.
- Use the graders in the department to open up feeder roads in the County.
- Reclamation of gullied road sections by doing edge protection works though installation of gabion boxes
- Undertake designs for road works
Kajiado covers approximately 21,292.7 km2 with a population of about 687,312 people.
The County government, through the departments of roads, public works, transport & energy has devoted substantial resources for infrastructure development in the entire County.
Construction of roads (output) enhances accessibility, security and improved businesses.
The core mandate of this department is the construction and maintenance of County roads using:
During the FY 2016/2017 to FY 2017 the department was able to achieve the grading of 974.46 km of road, 6,714m of culverts to improve road drainage system. This is summarized below:
|Financial Year||Grading (Km)||Culvert (m)||Gravel (M3)||Drifts (No.)||Tarmac (Km)|
The six no. bridges that have been completed in FY 2016/17 are Mpete Bridge, Kurende Bridge, Timman Bridge, olorika Bridge and Ilbissil bridge which was rehabilitated. During the FY 2017/18 the county is doing Kasoko, Kareo and olgumi Bridges, which are all on going.
The county is also constructing a 0.8Km of tarmac road in Ongata Rongai town.
Using our county Graders, the department was able to open up approximately 1,100 km or road within the county.
|WARD||ROAD NAME||BUDGET SUM||CONTRACT SUM||STATUS|
|imaroro||Sultan – Hamud Mashuru||20,000,000.00||19,989,816.00||100%|
|Loodokilani||Singiraine -Leremit – Oltinka rd||20,000,000.00||19,890,539.84||100%|
|Ewuaso Kedong||Esimu – Esilanke rd||5,000,000.00||4,986,840.00||100%|
|Ewuaso Kedong||Olgumi Bridge||10,000,000.00||–||On Going|
- Ensure that there is accessibility of affordable and reliable energy within the county.
- Provision of street lights and high mast lights to enhance security in major towns within the county.
- Look into ways of harnessing the use of green energy (solar and wind) to reduce energy cost and preserve the environment.
The core mandate of the department is to provide adequate lighting to the urban centers within the County. This will transform main towns to 24 hours economies in terms of trade, security, and safety.
The ministry initiated a solar street system which is bill-free to replace electricity bill-cost and environmentally friendly.
|NO. FLOODLIGHTS/ SOLAR STREET LIGHTS|
|NO. FLOODLIGHTS/ SOLAR STREET LIGHTS|
|OLOOSIRKON/SHOLINKE||2 (FLOODLIGHT)||1 (FLOODLIGHT)|
|ONGATA RONGAI||3 (FLOODLIGHT)||0|
|NKAIMURUNYA||3 (FLOODLIGHT)||3 (FLOODLIGHT)|
|LOITOKTOK||1 (FLOODLIGHT)||30 (SOLAR)|
|SULTAN HAMUD||1 (FLOODLIGHT)||0|
|MATAPATO NORTH||2 (FLOODLIGHT)||0|
|OLOOLUA||2 (FLOODLIGHT)||2 (FLOODLIGHT)|
In summary the county has done 166 solar street lights and 27 floodlights.
- Ensure effective management of the County Transport System.
- Constructing, maintaining and managing bus terminuses and parking bays within the County.
- Effective management of county vehicles.
- Effective management of the fuel for county vehicles.
- Development and maintenance of public buildings
- Provision of mechanical and electrical (building services)
- Maintenance of inventory of County Government houses and offices
- Development control
- Provide protection and prevention of buildings and human life from fire related disasters.
- Design and generation of BQs for county projects.
To be a world class provider of cost effective physical infrastructural facilities and services.
To provide efficient, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and development through construction, modernization, rehabilitation and effective management of all infrastructural facilities.