Why it’s difficult to trust data on roads built under Jubilee

President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions the construction of Ngong Road Phase II on March 22, 2018. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Cabinet Secretary Macharia said over 2,500 km of roads had been built by the Jubilee administration.
  • It is difficult to build 6,100km of new tarmac roads within one year, let alone in an election year, using just a quarter of the resources needed.

If Kenyans are to believe the country’s data agency, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration went on a road-building spree in 2017, and by the end of the year, the government had built 6,100 kilometres of new tarmac roads using just a quarter of the resources needed.

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