Residents demand the completion of the Shikoti-Navakholo-Bungoma road project

A section of the road, which is in a poor state
A section of the road, which is in a poor state

Shikoti residents along the Kakamega-Navakholo-Bungoma road have threatened to hold a major demonstration that will halt businesses in Kakamega town if the contractor tasked with rehabilitating the road will not resume work immediately.

The residents have called upon the area MP Bishop Titus Khamala, who was mainly behind the project, to ensure that the contractor resumes and completes the road that has been hindering transportation along the road for years now.

Led by business man Moses Musundi, they have accused the MP and the national government for taking them for a ride for years. “The contractor was already doing a shoddy job on the road and even before he made a step, he recalled his tractors and left,” lamented Musundi. Musundi has threatened to organize a major demonstration.

The road is impassable especially during the rainy season. The road project which commenced from Navakholo towards Bungoma over 5 years ago hit a snag, forcing the national government to fire the contractor for sleeping on the job.

Later, after the intervention of Lurambi MP Bishop Titus Khamala through Deputy President William Ruto, the project resumed from Lurambi towards Navakholo in 2018 but it was halted 2 months ago. The contractor packed his bags and left, with only a few kilometres done.