Dhanjal Brothers: Setting New Standards in Kaloleni Road Project


An earlier photo taken during the early days of the project.

Indeed it has taken a better part of 3 years for the construction of the Mariakani – Kaloleni – Mavueni road, but at long last, the area residents are beginning to appreciate the wait, after getting a glimpse of the state of the art section of the road so far constructed.

In August 2007, President Mwai Kibaki gave the long suffering Kaloleni residents the good news, that the government will rehabilitate the Mariakani Mavueni road, Tarmac it and inject the much needed stimulus to development in the area.

In a visit to the area today, Mombasa411 reporters got a chance to see the 14 kilometre stretch that has so far been constructed and its impeccable.

It can be said with confidence that there is no road to rival the new stretch, except maybe the Mombasa Nairobi Chinese constructed highway.

The new road is elevated, Wider and considering that everything was done from scratch, paints a glossy picture of the seriousness  that the Dhanjal Brothers are taking on the project.

The company’s managing director, Mr. Daljit Dhanjal spoke to Mombasa411 and indicated that the best is yet to come.

“We are patriotic in the work we do. We are a wholly Kenyan operation and each project we undertake, we do it with our country at heart. That’s the pedestal that we have built our name on,” Daljit Dhanjal told Mombasa411.

We talked to area residents who apart from expressing their reservations on the delay of the project, concurred that it was a beautiful solid road.

Indeed, Dhanjal brothers have a long standing tradition of building quality roads in Kenya, with a number of the projects standing the test of time when other similar projects done by their peers crumbling ways before the expiry of their lifespan.

Some of the projects include:

  • Kengeleni – Kenol Road
  • Mombasa – Kilifi Highway
  • And a number of Mombasa town roads, among other projects.
Before the new road this were the scenes: boda bodas and the occasional minibus whose owner is risked costly engine repairs and overhauls.

For now, once the dust settles and the new Malindi Nairobi Bypass, that is the Mavueni Mariakani Road is officially commissioned, a legacy will remain: of the Impressive workmanship and Dedication that the Dhanjal family have placed on this wonderful project.

11 thoughts on “Dhanjal Brothers: Setting New Standards in Kaloleni Road Project

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  1. I saw the road and I was amazed. It is ok for people to criticize the delay but they should ask themselves how long that road has been without tarmac – I think since it was made, probably centuries ago. If it will take 3 yrs to change that, then I welcome it. The critics should know that in earlier years funds were availed for tarmacking roads but nothing used to happen. To me the credit does not go to Danjal, it goes to the leaders who chose to do this. My credit will go to Danjal after seeing the state of the road at least 7 yrs from now.

    I advice the critics to think of opportunities that the new road brings….and start preparing to exploit them.

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  2. I know one of the chief engineers on site at the project site and I am happy that he is the right man for the right job, and who will do the work with integrity and professionalism.
    Happy are those who have such a rare breed of people in their employ; and happy are the beneficiaries!
    I have seen a generation of ungrateful people (who speak of only their “rights”), but who cannot say a work of THANK YOU to either the Government of the Contractors. To them, I say that maybe the same road should have been given to others more thankful. “If you cannot thank God for the extra shilling you have, then you can never thank him for the millions that He would add you!”
    Thank You GoK! Thank You Dhanjal Brothers! and Thank You Mombasa 411!

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  3. I concur with victor Nzai on this Dhanjal road issue. For heaven sake 3yrs is such a long time to do this magnitude of job. It may eventually become nonviable in terms of what the road should have done economic wise if it had been completed in time. What was the basis for the judgement used by mombasa 411 to qualify the road as of high quality? They should borrow a leaf from the miritini maji ya chumvi road done by china roads and bridges. How long it took, the distance involved, the quality of the workmanship and material used, and considering that this is one of the busiest sections of the NRB-MSA roads. mombasa 411 get your facts right and stop playing the piper.

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  4. This is absurd.its actually an abuse of intect of thepeopple of kaloleni.If this article was reported thinking that kaloleni peopple do not go to the internet,then i should say 411 you are very wrong.Kaloleni is the centre of civilization.Mariakani-kaloleni mavueni road is exactly 22+44=66kms.Three years is enough time to build the Nrb-Mombasa highway(576kms long) and yet Danjal has not covered even 16kms from Mariakani.Its time kaloleni residents gang up and demonstrate against this Danjal company.Who does not know that elections are just next year and politicians want to take credit of having done the road and therefore danjal is beginning to tarmack some parts of the road?411 make your calculation 16/66 % and see if you have anything to applaude about the road.

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  5. For the benefit of your readers you should have taken the photos of the said road. In that way we can make appropriate contribution as to whether they can rival the Chinese as you have said or just another public taxes con

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  6. frankly speaking,there has been no damage done exept for time and money,i wonder why such an absard things should be encounterd by the hungry tax-payers money.dont bother there’s nothing to cause even their politician’s will do the same.

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