They say necessity is the mother of invention, and if we needed a reminder of it then we got one. The combined efforts of Avery East Africa Ltd (AEA) and Velocity, a UK based emergency road repair and preventative maintenance company, we finally have a solution to those craters we call potholes that have been destroying all our vehicles and ruining pedestrians mornings when it rains. The new paving tech that is to be commissioned will see the reduction in the number of potholes and the ease of their repair.
The technology, named Velocity Road Patching, was launched on Tuesday and is the first of its kind in Kenya, and the region, but the 2nd in Africa after its successful application in South Africa. If South African roads are anything to go by, we may have hit the infrastructure jackpot with this one.