Middle-aged Kenyan man goes viral for trying to construct road for fellow villagers

Middle-aged Kenyan man goes viral for trying to construct road for fellow villagers

A middle-aged man in Kenya is the subject of praise after he volunteered to build a road for his fellow villagers with simple tools such as a pick-axe.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Graphic.com.gh, a man in central Kenya has been earning praise after volunteering to dig a road to save villagers from having to take a long walk to get to the nearby shopping centre.

Nicholas Muchami, 45, who is a casual labourer, decided to build the road after the previous road was blocked by the land owner who accused villagers of trespassing on his land.

Meanwhile, bushes cover the public road, making it impassable.

The residents of Kaganda village in Muranga County were then forced to use an indirect route about 4km to get to the shopping centre.

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Nicholas Muchami decided to build a road for his village. Photo credit: Graphic.com.gh
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Muchami spent six days digging the road manually.

He has cleared and levelled 1.5 km of the road and plans to complete the remaining section later after earning more money to sustain himself.

He told a newspaper in Kenya: “I had made desperate appeals to the local leaders to have the road built but all in vain.

It was then that I decided to build it using my farm tools for the sake of women and children and to save time."

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Even though the road is incomplete, it is already being used by pupils attending the nearby primary and secondary schools.

Kenyans online have been praising him for his dedication but it would seem Ghanaians too can learn something from his dedication to community service.

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