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Old December 1st, 2011, 03:37 AM   #1141
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Triblism may be an issue, it always is but let's remember that Thika Road is a Kibaki/ Raila plan.




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tribalism and greed has alot to do with the poor state of infastructure in kenya. from kenyatta-moi and now kibaki its been the same problem of tribalism.its seems like kenyans never learn or are unable to learn from their past misakes. one region is getting a huge % of.......

road to mandera nov.2011-i hope this video plays


Thika road is not looking good at the moment i hope the chinese know what they are doing.
compared to I-10 katy freeway houston tx- may be the best superfreeway in the world

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Old December 1st, 2011, 05:57 AM   #1142
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THIKAROADBLOG.NET IS COMING BACK SOON

Hey all, sorry for we are offline at the moment but in the meantime here is what is happening beyond the Thika Interchange

Entrance to Thika via the River Bridge


Heading towards Blue Post, the end of construction


Expansion of the existing Dual Carriageway between Thika Interchange and Blue Post.


Facing the Thika Interchange. Its going to be renovated and not demolished.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 06:25 AM   #1143
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thats a big change...i noticed ingineer your website was down...love the progress...
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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:30 AM   #1144
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thanks for the updates ingineer.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 10:06 AM   #1145
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Old December 6th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #1146
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Kenyan motorists behaving badly (Witethie a few kms from Thika town)

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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #1147
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I guess there's a reason the place is called Witeithie (Kikuyu for 'help yourself').
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #1148
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Uyu dereva. Ana sitahili fimbo kumi ku matako yake. siku ingine hata fanya iyi kintu tena.

Pumbafu moya ivi. ata tafuta ku aribisha bala bala muzuri sana ivi. mushenji moya ivi.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #1149
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Kenyan motorists behaving badly (Witethie a few kms from Thika town)

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Shoot looks normal gridlock to me, whats the 'behaving badly' aspect?
On another note somebody told me the metal barriers atop thika interchange(entering thika town) had been vandalized by scrap metal dealers; i dismissed it outright because of the amount ot metal involved.
Now am learning from today's standard newspaper that he was actually right.That makes the situation worse since if they can vandalize a whole bridge overnight what would prevent them from raiding the crash barriers in places like safari park where evidently there is more metal involved?
Another thing, am sure Shengli's contract has nothing to do with the overpass so are we anticipating a situation where that overpass will remain this bare?
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Old December 7th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #1150
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kenya gov need to speed up and finish thika road.surprised the goverment officals are not worried.

some more of tx freeways- maybe has the most superfreeways in the world.


houston maybe has the most freeways of any metro in the world well over 11 and counting


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Old December 7th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #1151
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kenya gov need to speed up and finish thika road.surprised the goverment officals are not worried.
Road construction to cease over heavy rainfall...

Were you looking forward to having the tattered roads infrastructure repaired in the next few days? Well, cast that idea from your mind. Roads Minister Franklin Bett has ordered all road construction work to cease until the end of the rainy season. This order comes as more and more roads suffer the effects of the torrential downpours, which have led to a drastic deterioration of road quality all around the country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVTGX...layer_embedded
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Old December 7th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #1152
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Shoot looks normal gridlock to me, whats the 'behaving badly' aspect?
On another note somebody told me the metal barriers atop thika interchange(entering thika town) had been vandalized by scrap metal dealers; i dismissed it outright because of the amount ot metal involved.
Now am learning from today's standard newspaper that he was actually right.That makes the situation worse since if they can vandalize a whole bridge overnight what would prevent them from raiding the crash barriers in places like safari park where evidently there is more metal involved?
Another thing, am sure Shengli's contract has nothing to do with the overpass so are we anticipating a situation where that overpass will remain this bare?
From the pix you can see one side of the highway was being added a final layer of tarmac thus traffic was sharing one side. However being Kenyans drivers overlapped resulting in a gridlock which took around 2hrs

Regarding the Thika interchange a concrete barrier is being errected. Wil try to post a pic of it
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Old December 7th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #1153
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still on schedule or behind- most sections should have been completed by dec 2011-14kms



no matter what.for some kenyan old habits die hard talk of stoneage mentality. does'nt matter if they acquire,seen or have new advancements.

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Old December 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #1154
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PANGANI INTERCHANGE

The much confusing Pangani Section is now not so complex. Here is the plan.



How to navigate at Pangani
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Old December 9th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #1155
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Wow,thanks for the plan.I was not aware there would be a footbridge.That should keep pedestrians off the interchange.hopefully.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #1156
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Looks great Ingeer!
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Old December 10th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #1157
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I guess there's a reason the place is called Witeithie (Kikuyu for 'help yourself').
like the name
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Old December 13th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #1158
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I think the TX highways are great so are highways in Germany, South Africa etc but the focus should be on Thika highway and other construction pics in Kenya.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 12:14 PM   #1159
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Around Kenyatta University.

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:14 PM   #1160
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will this eventually be expanded so that a "ring" forms around nairobi city with exits all around it? i say this because i used to live in DC and the beltway was the greatest shit ever. school, friends, sports events, whatever were spread all over the metro area but were never far away. i just looked on google maps, my friend used to live way out there in another county but we'd hook up regularly because of the ring system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interst...apital_Beltway)

having something similar circling nairobi would be great.
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