Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko found himself on the wrong side of a section of Nairobians after laying claim to the newly opened Outer Ring Road.
The 13 km stretch road was officially opened last Friday ahead of project completion in September.
Kenya Urban Roads Authority chairman Daniel Waithaka and director general Silas Kinoti said the project is 83% complete.
The Sh8 billion carriageway runs from the General Service Unit headquarters on Thika Road (Allsops) and ends at the Taj Shopping Mall on the Eastern Bypass.
With eight lanes, a median lane for the proposed Nairobi Rapid Transit System, four passenger transfer stations, 10 footbridges, six underpasses and two interchanges, it is expected to serve thousands of residents of Baba Dogo, Huruma, Kariobangi North and South, Lumumba, Umoja, Inner core, Tena and Dandora estates.
Other estates that will also be opened up include Buru Buru Phase 5, Kayole, Komarock, Savannah, Donholm, EABS, Tassia, and Embakasi.
The construction was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2015 and is being constructed by China Wu Yi Company, the same company that constructed the Thika Superhighway.
Hailed as Kenya’s most beautiful road, photos of its progress have widely been shared on social media.
Mike Sonko too, took to social media to lay claim to the project. According to Sonko, he started the project when he was the member of parliament for Makadara Constituency.
Kenyans on Twitter were, however, not buying it. They came out in numbers to blast the gubernatorial aspirant.