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The Dynamics of Footbridges Construction in Kenya: Projects Towards Facilitating Mobility and Connectivity in the Rural Areas
  • Publication no: ABC2017-037-17
  • Published: 20 April 2017

Strategic facilitation of rural mobility and connectivity in Kenya has been a major focus of the government of Republic of Kenya since 2005. For the last 10 years the government has adopted design, implementation and maintenance of foot bridges as part of the strategy. This is particularly important noting that more than three quarters of the country’s close to 45 million people resides in rural settlements. This rural population depends on smallholder farming which yields majority of Kenya’s agricultural output as well as most of their income.

This paper reviews the history of footbridges construction with a focus on the rural Kenya. The analysis reveals objectives, socio-economic contribution, scope and challenges of foot bridges construction. Future of foot bridges in rural regimes has been proposed. The proposal addresses footbridge construction, maintenance and sustainability mechanisms for maximum benefits.