The Star (Nairobi)

1 December 2012

Kenya: Homa Bay Kiosks Pulled Down to Expand Bus Park

Hundreds of traders in Homa bay town have been displaced to pave way for the Sh312 million facelift of municipal bus stop. Several kiosks in the bus park perimeter were destroyed to clear way for the expansion.

Among the businesses affected were public service vehicles parking lot, car wash, salons, barber shops and hotels. Some businesspeople put up temporary structures in the town claiming they were not resettled by the council.

Mayor Charles Katinga dismissed the claims. "We have allocated available spaces to different individuals, some we have moved to Sofia center, some next to the lake and others we have given available space in the central business district," he said. However, Katinga admitted that not all of them agreed to the allocation since most wanted space in the CBD.

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