The privilege to serve our country in the road subsector is one we have fully embraced as staff of the Kenya Rural Roads Authority. In so doing we are guided by our mandate namely to Develop, Construct, and Maintain the rural road network in the country.
The Management and staff of the Authority have continued to demonstrate this commitment through our collective dedication to ensuring the implementation and realization of the Authority's mandate.
Our belief system is anchored in our Core Values, wherein the Authority ascribes to high standards of professionalism in carrying out our duties and this has translated in sustaining high levels of achievement of our evaluated targets that are often surpassed.
We have captured our ambitions in the current Strategic Plan (2018-2022) which has been developed in keeping with all Policy and Legislative targets for the Authority as envisaged by the National Government via sessional economic guidelines and policy directives. Importantly, the strategic plan has incorporated the views and aspirations of all essential stakeholders regarding rural roads. Among the notable stakeholders are the citizenry of the Republic of Kenya, other Agencies and Arms of Government, Development Partners, road contractors, and service providers.
Our operations and systems are geared towards the attainment of National aspirations as espoused by economic blueprints of the Government of Kenya among them the Kenya Vision 2030 and the Big Four Agenda which is geared at enhancing Manufacturing, improvement of Universal Healthcare, Supporting Food Security and Affordable Housing.
Towards the achievement of our mandate, the Authority conducts its operations in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In addition, the operations of the Authority are guided by ethical practices that embrace strong Corporate Governance principles for effective and efficient service delivery. Towards enhancing efficiency in our operations, the Authority is in the process of rolling out an Enterprise Resource Programme, through which a majority of our processes shall be automated. The ISO 27001 on Information Security Management System (ISMS) and the ISO 2009:2015 on Quality Management Systems. Through these programs, we envisage an adaptable, efficient and responsive workforce that has the capacity and means to propel the vision and mission of the institution to greater heights. We are confident of continuing to meet and exceed stakeholders’ expectations as we harness their collective goodwill towards sustaining a mutually beneficial relationship.
The Authority monitors stakeholders` opinion regularly through various means and incorporates valid suggestions in our activities to ensure that our planning, implementation and monitoring of road programs is alive to emergent issues affecting the roads sub-sector.
I would like to thank the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Kenya Rural Roads Authority for their support and dedication.
Finally, in this season where we are all facing the COVID-19 Pandemic, I wish to urge all of us to strictly observe the necessary precautions as stipulated by the Ministry of Health to help prevent infections and death among us.
Eng. Philemon K. Kandie, MBS
The Kenya Rural Roads Authority Board takes pride in fulfilling the mandate bestowed upon it by the Government of Kenya, which is to develop, construct and maintain the rural road network in the country as per the Kenya Roads Act, 2007. This mandate has since been revised via the Kenya Gazette Legislative Supplement No. 4 (Special Edition) of 22nd January 2016 in compliance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Since the gazettement of the inaugural Board of Directors in April 2008, successive Boards have overseen great progress in the development of the rural road network with the current contracted road works at over 6,000km of roads under improvement to bitumen standard at a cost of over KSh200 billion.
The Kenya Vision 2030 aims at making Kenya a newly industrialized country providing a high quality of life for all citizens within the next ten years and beyond. Under the strategy period, the economy is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 10% per annum over 25 years. To realize this growth, developing an efficient road network is a key enabler of the key sectors of the economy as illustrated within this economic blueprint. Current government strategies including the Big Four Agenda are direct enablers of the continued expansion of the rural road infrastructure.
Presently, the National Government has committed to construct 10,000km of roads countrywide under the Low Volume Seal Roads (LVSR) 10,000km Programme, whose implementation is recording robust numbers each year since inception. The benefits of this improvement in the road network have been felt at both micro and macroeconomic levels through indicators like the creation of employment, providing access to amenities, and enhanced communication within the project areas. Through this, the Board and Management of the Authority has demonstrated commitment to ensuring the efficient attainment of these strategic goals.
The Board of Directors continues to actively oversee activities aimed at increasing and sustaining the Authority’s achievements to meet the ever-changing road users' needs. One such approach is strengthening strategic relationships with our key stakeholders. Upholding good corporate governance practices continues to be integral to the Board’s long-term plan and is considered essential in delivering the Authority’s strategy.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Authority, I express my sincere gratitude to the Government of Kenya; Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Public Works, Housing, and Urban Development; related Road Agencies; Kenyan taxpayers; Development Partners and all stakeholders for their continued support. This has engendered a solid institution that is alive to its stakeholders’ expectations. It is our undertaking as a Board that we shall endeavor to surpass stakeholder expectations.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS