The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Mr Jerome Ochieng, the Principal Secretary, State Department of ICT & Innovation among others.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Mr Jerome Ochieng, the Principal Secretary, State Department of ICT & Innovation among others.

Adrian Kenya, an engineering company that provides technology and infrastructure solutions with operations in Telecommunications, ICT and Energy sectors, on July 21 held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch the Fibre Infrastructure Relocation project along the Nairobi–Mau Summit Road.

The ceremony was attended by Mr Jerome Ochieng, the Principal Secretary, State Department of ICT & Innovation, Mr Lyford Murithi, Deputy Director ICT, Mr Timothy Were Deputy Director ICT, and Mr Benard Njoroge, Adrian Kenya’s Founder and Managing Director.

A leading engineering company providing technology and infrastructure solutions in East Africa, Adrian Kenya secured the contract to design, supply, deliver, install, test, commission and maintain the fibre optic cable for the Rironi-Naivasha section (Lot 2) of the Nairobi-Mau Summit Highway.

Awarded through the State Department of ICT and Innovation, the project will see the relocation of fibre optic infrastructure ahead of the expansion and construction of the Nairobi-Mau Summit dual carriageway.

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With the country witnessing an increase in road construction, utility connections such as power, water as well as fibre cables tend to encounter disconnections hampering access to the much-needed services by citizens during the construction period.

Commenting on the efforts to mitigate this, speaking during the launch, the PS said: “We’re working as a very coordinated multiagency government unit involving various ministries, to ensure that when a project commences, all stakeholders are brought on board to eliminate disruptions and disconnections, adding, “the contractors will be working with a strict timeline of 6 weeks to pave way for the dual carriage that is due to commence in September this year.”

On his part, Mr Njoroge stated that the government has done a commendable job in the construction of road networks in the country, expansion of access to electricity and supporting infrastructure investment in the telecommunications and ICT sectors.

On the importance of empowering local companies and communities in such infrastructure investments, the MD said: “We’re proud as a Kenyan company to be bringing together our engineering and project management expertise to deliver on this project. In our execution, we shall employ approximately 350 youths from the regions where the projects will take place.”

The MD further urged the government and developers to consider local companies as development partners for infrastructure projects.

Adrian Kenya is a trusted deployment partner for private and public entities and is credited with successfully completing hundreds of telecom and ICT projects including the construction of 1000 base tower stations, maintenance of 1000 network towers, connections of over 3000 business clients to fixed data, deployment of over 2000kms of fibre in the country and currently supports over 56,000 home fibre customers.

The company’s operations enable leading companies such as Safaricom, Kenya Power, the University of Nairobi among others to meet their innovation needs.

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