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Kitui river to get new bridge after fatal bus accident

The government has announced plans to put up a bridge at Enziu River in Kitui County following the weekend bus tragedy that killed 32 people.

Transport and Infrastructure Principal Secretary Paul Maringa told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that the funds have been set aside and a tender advertised.

In a statement, Infrastructure PS Paul Maringa said the government had set aside KSh 30 million for the project.

Maringa said the tender notification contract is expected to be signed within the month to enable the contractor to start work in January next year.

32 people died Saturday, mainly members of a church choir and villagers who were headed to a wedding when a school bus they had hired was swept away by raging floods on the bridge.

The PS added that other roads, including Nuu-Nguni and Mwingi-Nzeluni roads connecting Mwingi to the town’s abattoir, would also be tarmacked.

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