BATUK working to prepare public roads for busy training period in Kenya

BATUK repairing Kenyan roads
BATUK are working to improve local roads. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) are carrying out a huge overhaul of public roads. 

This project is scheduled to take between 8-10 weeks to complete and is taking place ahead of a busy period of training, running from September and into the New Year with the Royal Engineer Support Team currently working on a 100km stretch of public road that enables access onto the Ol-Maisor Training Area located in Laikipia North.

Future preventative measures, such as improved drainage are being implemented to ensure the roads are prepared for any future heavy rain fall that could threaten the integrity of the routes.

A team of 7 locally employed plant operators are being led by Lance corporal Wilson from 32 Engineer Regiment. The team showing admirable dedication by sleeping in tents and returning back to their homes only at weekends, or to resupply the resources essential to sustaining them at work.

BATUK repairing Kenyan roads
BATUK are preparing the Kenyan roads ahead of a busy training period. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

According to the BATUK Facebook page, this task “is one of the many road infrastructure projects undertaken by BATUK that offer a great deal of benefit to the local population as well as the soldiers that train in Kenya.”