Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has threatened to mobilize Busia residents to protest the failure by Kenya National Highway Authority to expand the Busia-Kisumu Northern Corridor road.
The Governor said he has written to the Authority on numerous occasions to have the road expanded or repaired saying it’s the only road linking Kenya and the Great Lakes region.
According to the Governor, the road has remained in pathetic state and appeals to KENHA to repair the road have been ignored.
Ojaamong said the expansion of the road falls under the National Government and not the County Government.
He said the British Government donated Ksh200 million towards the expansion of the road from the Border to Korinda yet construction is yet to commence.
“We will paralyze activities along the highway until KENHA takes note and ensures the road is made,” he said.
In May 2018, Trademark East Africa (TMEA) Country Director-Kenya Ahmed Farah revealed they had secured Sh200 million from the Department for International Development (DFID) for the construction of a Dual Carriage from Busia Border to Korinda.
The funds were donated by the British Government through former British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Christian Turner when he paid a courtesy call to Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong in 2015.
Speaking in Busia after meeting the Governor in his office, Farah said the Initial designs will be done in July before the contractor comes to the site.