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Residents complain of lack of a bridge connecting two villages

Residents of Kakelo Kokwanyo ward in Kabondo Kasipul constituency of Homa Bay County are complaining of lack of a bridge connecting three villages that transverse through River Awach.

The  villages affected are Kagola, Kokwanyo and Kakelo in Homa Bay County.

Led by Tey  Ndege, the residents claimed that they have raised several complaints both to their leaders and relevant authorities in the county but no action has been taken to construct the bridge to facilitate easy movement of the residents.

Ndege said that the bridge has remained unconstructed for the last 30 years despite having elected leaders after every five years, adding that their lives are always in danger whenever they want to cross the river.

At  the same time, Ndege said that they are forced to use other long routes whenever it rains for fear of being swept away by flooding water from River Awach.

They  also raised concern over lack of nearby health facility in the region saying that they are being forced to walk long distance to seek medication at Manga Health centre.

They  appealed to elected leaders in the region and the county government of Homa Bay to address their grievances and ensure that they construct a bridge connecting the villages through river Awach.

Contacted for comments, Kakelo Kokwanyo ward MCA, Dan Were however, assured the resident that the county government of Homa Bay has allocated funds in this fiscal year for the construction of WadhLiech Bridge which will connect the three villages.

The MCA further revealed that the contractor is expected to commence work in the cause of this week.

At the same time, Were dismissed the allegation that there is no dispensary within the vicinity, saying that there are two dispensaries at Kagola and Kokwanyo areas which have been serving the residents effectively.

By  Naomi Wandede /Davis Langat

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