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Mystery over roundabout ‘built’ outside governor’s office

Mystery surround the erection of a roundabout just meters from Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga’s office.

The roundabout, a small circle of stones at a junction, is at a junction leading to Mr Rasanga’s office

The governor claims it was erected by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority(Kura) and now wants it removed.

In a statement, Governor Rasanga said he has filed an official complaint with Kura for the removal of the “illegal structure and other unofficial road bumps” on various roads across the county.

A photo of the roundabout caused a stir on social media on Tuesday, with residents criticizing the county government for shoddy roadworks.


In the statement sent to the Nation, the county distanced itself from the roundabout.

“We wish to clarify that the road in question is under the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) and not the county government,” said Mr Rasanga.

He added that the construction of “haphazard structures on roads” pose danger to road users.

“To curb instances of accidents at this particular Junction, we have asked Kura to install warning signs and erect bumps to slow down motorists,” said the county boss.

“The safety and wellbeing of our people remain our key commitment.”