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Roads, Transport & Public Works

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In the last five years, Mandera County Government has made substantial public investment in the public infrastructure sector, in fact the largest ever investment in one sector in the county. Currently the investment in the sector stands at slightly over Sh6 billion.
The first strategic plan (2013-2017) of the Ministry of Roads, Public Works and Transport saw the county embarking on an elaborate plan to address all the challenges associated with public infrastructure. This was done by setting up the following objectives and strategies:

  1. To facilitate the construction, upgrading, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the road infrastructure in Mandera County, so as to enhance regional connectivity for sustainable socioeconomic development in line with Kenya Vision 2030.   
  2. Build capacity of infrastructure, personnel and equipment.
  3. Facilitate public private partnerships to drive the development agenda.
  4. Citizen participation in the planning and execution of projects and programmes in civic education.
  5. Attract, hire, develop and retain an effective, diverse, professional, dedicated and responsive team of employees.
  6. Empower employees at every level to provide county services with maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
  7.  Develop employees to become leaders who promote ethics, innovation, service, accountability and peak performance.

To provide quality road and transportation infrastructure to spur socio-economic growth in Mandera County and the region and large.

To stream line the roads, transport and public works portfolio so as to achieve the desired goal of providing the county citizens with world class roads infrastructure.



  • Design and Construction into Bitumen standard the roads in the County Headquarters’( 20KM)
  • Design  of an International Airport
  • Construction and rehabilitation of inter constituency roads into all-weather Murram road.
  • Construction and equipping of governor’s residence
  • Construction of sub-county headquarters (Banissa and Lafey).
  • Design and Construction of county Rest house
  • Design and Construction of County Headquarters
  • Construction of Executives office block
  • Construction of boundary wall
  • Fencing of Elwak road camp.  


  • The ministry has made tremendous gains in the public infrastructure sector. Some of the milestones covered are:

    • Mandera Town roads (24km) is being constructed to bitumen standard and is currently at 80% complete.

    • All the main inter-constituency roads have been upgraded to all-weather murram standard (577km).

    • All the main inter-ward roads have been constructed to all-weather murram roads (431km).

    • Mandera South sub-county airstrip was designed and built to gravel standards and now fully operational.

    • Over 300km of new unclassified roads have been successfully bush-cleared and opened.

    • Construction of six flagship projects – including the county headquarters, the Governor’s residence, County Assembly and a five-star hotel – are all ongoing.


The roads that have been constructed in the last five years across all the sub-counties add up to approximately 1,008km of murram roads and 20km of tarmac roads in Mandera town. An additional 100km of low-volume seal road from Rhamu to Elwak has ben constructed by the national government. Some of the roads constructed during this period




• Arabia – Fino

• Finoz-Lafey

• Fino-Waranqara

• Rhamu-Olla

• Olla-Guba

• Guba-Banisa

• Banisa-Eymole

• Banisa-Kiliwehiri

• Banisa-Takaba

• Banisa-Domal

• Takaba-Qofole

• Takaba-Shimbir Fatuma

• Takba-Wargadud

• Elwak-Kutulo

• Kutulo-Elham

• Elwak-Shimbir Fatuma

Core Values

Transparency and accountability

Professionalism and integrity

Excellence in service delivery

Participatory Leadership

Collaboration and Teamwork

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