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Residents Block Highway

Residents of Kitutu Chache South Tuesday barricaded Kisii to Kisumu highway that is under construction to protest massive dust which they say is a health hazard.
Led by area MP Richard Onyonka,the residents walked over 5km to the area County Commissioner Godfrey Kigochis’s office where they complained that the dust conditions had been prompted by the withdrawal of a contractor after he was allegedly harassed by county enforcement officers.
The abandoning of the road led to clouds of dust owing to non-sprinkling of water.
The legislator claimed some residents including his family had contracted respiratory diseases.
Onyonka demanded that the commissioner takes up the issue with the national government, and allow the contractor to resume the road works to contain the dust.
Kigochi managed to calm the crowd after which he instructed them to open up the highway as he liaised with the site engineer with a view to resolving the impasse.
He directed that the water bowsers be deployed to the highway immediately.
By Jane Naitore and chrispine Otieno

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