Kisumu’s Kibuye Open Air Market To Get KSh315 Million Facelift

Professor Peter Anyang Nyongo during the launch at Kibuye open airmarket. PHOTO | Fredrick Odiero

KISUMU, Kenya, November 17, 2020 – The giant Kibuye open-air market in Kisumu is now set to undergo a major facelift after the commissioning of its much-anticipated upgrade.

Area Governor Prof. Peter Anyang Nyongo on Monday said during the ground breaking ceremony that phase one of the complex project will cost KSh315 million upon completion.

Nyongo said at the site that the project is expected to be ready in the next six months. He said the project is a result of the county’s cordial working relationship with the national government and other partners.

The governor said the facility will have four ablution blocks, a boundary wall (masonry and steel grating), roads, walkways and foul water drainage, offloading and customer front parking.

Nyongo said other facilities will include Shades and Warehouse for The Wholesale Market, Storm Water Drainage, Elevated Water Storage Tank and Reticulation, Flood Lights and Street Lighting 630 KVA Transformer and Electricity Connection.

The governor said projects being started will immensely change the face of Kisumu. At the Nyamasaria area Prof. Nyongo commissioned the construction of a modern Satellite Bus park at a cost of KSh99.8 million.

Professor Peter Anyang Nyongo during the launch at Kibuye open-air market. PHOTO | Fredrick Odiero

He said the new park will have vehicles parking bays, matatu Sacco offices, passenger lounges, biodigester within the toilets, waste management systems, modern restaurants, water hydrants and disaster management system.

He said the Jamuhuri gardens, which will be developed alongside others, such as the Market (Oile) Park and the botanical garden at a total cost of KSh111.7 million, will have modern recreational facilities.

The governor said all these projects are coming to Kisumu because of their good working relationships with the national government and the donor community. “Some people have been murmuring that we are concentrating development projects in Kisumu City while ignoring the rural areas,” he said.

Prof. Nyongo lauded partners from the World Bank Group, the national government and the government of France for helping to make Kisumu one of the greatest cities in the region.

“You have stood with us at the time of need and it is your friendship and financial help that has made Kisumu an investment city of choice in the East African region,” he noted.

He said that “the many multi-billion projects doting Kisumu is as a result of trust and confidence they have on the County government of Kisumu under my leadership.”

Also present at the function were the City Manager Michael Abala Wanga, Deputy Governor Mathew Owili, County Speaker Elisha Oraro among other guests.

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