Tharaka-Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki yesterday launched the tarmacking of a Sh. 1 billion road.

The 23 kilometre Kajiunduthi-Weru road is being built by Don Woods Company Limited and will take at most one year to be completed.

The road is among five others under construction in the county.

Senator Kindiki praised the government for financing the building of hundreds of kilometres of roads in Tharaka-Nithi county within four years of Jubilee administration, noting that by 2013 there were only 15 kilometres of tarmacked roads in the county.

The senator further called on local to ensure that they registered as voters.