The programme, to be rolled out in all market and trading centres, will also help in fighting crime and expand the business operating hours. as it is now, traders close shop as early as 9pm for security reasons. Launching the Sh3.5 million project Monday, Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria said the programme will give the town a facelift and expand business opportunities.
Over the years, the defunct Municipal Council of Murang'a had been promising locals of the streetlight programme, which was never achieved. The Governor, who was backed by his deputy Gakure Monyo, said several initiatives will be launched in the county to attract more investors and visitors. He said the lighting programme will be expanded to Kenol market before rolled out to other major markets. "As a county government, will are ready to lit up all market centres to ensure security of our people and give them an enabling environment to do their businesses," said the Governor.