The National Government on Monday July 20, 2020, unleashed Sh0.7 billion to complete the 41KM Misikhu-Brigadier road.
The highway, which links Tongaren Sub-County to Uasin Gishu, Trans-Nzoia and Kakamega counties, was first commissioned in 2015 but by end of 2017, only 0.8KM had been covered.
The road, which also connects Tongaren to Webuye East Sub-County, is an integral infrastructural development between the National and the County Government of Bungoma.
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, who is currently in charge of the road, joined Roads and Infrastructure CS CS James Macharia in Naitiri to commission the construction of the final stretch, which is the only tarmack road that runs through Tongaren Sub County.
Since coming to power, Governor Wangamati has overseen an extra 19KM work being completed with the other half expected to be completed by April 2022.
Also present at the event were CS Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution), John Munyes (Mineral Resources), Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and the Bungoma County Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo.
The event was part of a series of tours by Cabinet Secretaries who are inspecting the completion of various projects launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Government.