Residents Protest Over the Poor Road in Nyamataro,Kisii.

The bad state of road in Kisii Town has pushed the residents to the road to protest a snail pace at which the Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) and KURA has been taking to repair the road.

The angry residents on Monday light fire on the road with tires to send their message that they are not happy with what is happening.

Transport was paralyzed along the Kisii-Kisumu highway  due to protests from residents over the poor state of the road.

Residents in Nyamataro took to the streets, barricading the road with stones and tyres, as they criticized the contractor over slow progress in the construction of the road.

“This road is used by so many people on a daily basis. This road network is important as it links major towns in this region,” a resident said

Businesses have been shut down, with tenants in rental houses threatening to move out due to the heavy dust resulting from the ongoing works.

“Some of my tenants have already moved out. I have no tenant as we speak. This is because of the dust. We need action,” a landlord in the area said.

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