Nyong’o to kick out heavy passenger vehicles out of Kisumu CBD

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By Jacob Oluoch

Kisumu county government is planning to kick out heavy traffic passenger buses out of CBD by end of next month.

Kisumu County City manager Abala Wanga says that by 30th of March the heavy traffic passenger buses will be kicked out of the Kisumu CBD and matatus will also be given a specific route to use.

“Those found illegally in the CBD will be fined Ksh. 7000. Matatus will also use Ondiek route not the CBD as it will only remain for pedestrians and electric motor cars,” said Abala.

Speaking during the launch of the Kisumu Sustainable Mobility Plan, Abala stated that trucks will also not be allowed to pass through the CBD.

According to Abala, only trucks carrying food and and fuel will be allowed into the CBD.

The newly launched plan also aims at increasing pedestrians accessibility into the CBD.

Under the plan, various lanes and parkings will be demarcated for public and private motorists.

” We are going demark parking places for bodaboda , the bricked path is not for parking tuktuk, motorbikes, and taxis. Its for local people to walk . Soon all parking places shall be designated,” he stated.

The plan will also see the beautification of the CBD and also provide pedestrian paths.

The plan was officially launched by Kisumu County Governor Anyang Nyong’o.