Kisumu County gov’t orders all buses out of CBD by January 1, 2021

Kisumu County gov't orders all buses out of CBD by January 1, 2021
Kisumu Acting City Manager Abala Wanga during a past press address. PHOTO - COURTESY

Kisumu County government has now ordered all buses which have stations within the Central Business District (CBD) to vacate by January 1, 2021.

Kisumu Acting City Manager Abala Wanga ordered all the bus companies to make arrangements for alternative stations outside the CBD.

Wanga, in a notice seen by Citizen Digital, said the Urban and Cities Act 2011 gives them powers to issue such directives.

Buses like Guardian, Periska, Ena Coach etc have offices within the Kisumu CBD and are now forced to get out following the order.

The city manager said those who would have not complied to the notice will face action and all the buses will be towed away.

He added that the county police boss, director of city inspectorate and the city engineer have been informed to enforce the notice.

Kisumu city has been undergoing a transformation with even hawkers being taken out of the streets as the county implements the beautification projects like the cabros to create more space in the city.

The order by the Kisumu County government comes after the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) stated that the opening of a new bus terminus around the city’s Central Business District (CBD) was slated for December 14, 2020, by which time matatus are required to have relocated from the city.

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