Residents demonstrate over poor roads in Kitale
Written by Eva Kimaiyo
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Over a hundred boda boda operators of Bidii farm in Trans Nzoia West District of Trans Nzoia County staged a peaceful demonstration to complain over the poor condition of the Road from the area to Kitale town.
Carrying leaves on a convoy of motor bikes, the operators who were joined by the residents complained that the road has been in that state for a very long time hence hampering transport and other activities.
They further said that the road has made it difficult for the boda boda operators to perform their daily duties hence they loose a lot of customers as many of them prefer walking rather than using motorbike.
“We want the Councilor to tell us why the road has not been repaired he normally uses his tractor when going to town and for us we struggle using this muddy road everyday," Fred Kisiangani one of the protestors said.
The area Councilor John Tenge who came when the demonstration was on, urged the residents that he will ensure that the road is repaired and that Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) are the ones to organize and give the funds to repair the road.
He added that he is also not happy with the condition of the road saying that within a period of two months over five people have lost their lives near the bridge after being attacked by unknown and many others sick have lost their life by not reaching the hospital in time to be given medication.