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Residents decry state of Bondo-Liunda road

Residents have complained about the state of Bondo-Uyawi-Liunda road in Siaya County.

The flooded marram road has paralyzed transport system in the region with the public now calling upon the government to complete its tarmacking.

The tarmacking of the 27 kilometer road, which is located in which was estimated to cost Sh1.5 billion started a few years ago but stalled for unknown reasons.

A spot check by Nairobi News shows the road is not only full of potholes, but is flooded as well.

This makes it very hard for drivers to navigate through.

The road has been tarmacked in parts. A small section from Bondo heading to Foundation Stone Children’s Centre and another section from Mitiro to Akoko.

On the other hand, vehicles are not able to reach Uyawi Beach, a situation that forces passengers to use motorbikes which charge higher fares.

Because of the bad state of roads, a passenger using a motorcycle to Uyawi from Bondo is forced to pay Sh300 as opposed to Sh200.

“There are no vehicles reaching Uyawi Beach. This is because the road is flooded and full of potholes. I now use bodaboda and it’s costly,” Joel Wasonga, a resident of Uyawi Beach told Nairobi News.

He calls upon the government to act speedily and tarmac the road.

In February 2022, Siaya County Commissioner Mohammed Barre expressed his disappointment following the delayed commencement of the construction of Got Nanga-Bar Ober and Bondo-Uyawi-Liunda roads.

“We expect the first major work to be achieved by the end of June and the remaining kilometres will be done at a faster pace such that by the end of the contract period we are able to use this road,” said Mohammed when he led the County Development Implementation and Coordinating Committee (CDICC) members to inspect roads.

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