Kisumu County Bars Motorists From Major Streets

Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o addresses the media from his office on May 22, 2019.
  • The county government of Kisumu has issued a notice barring motorists from parking in major streets in the city from Monday, February 22.

    According to the public notice seen by, Kisumu acting City manager Abala Wang asked all the vehicles including Tuk Tuks and motorbikes not to park along the Oginga Oginga Street. 

    Wanga also said that motorists will not be allowed to use the newly constructed non-motorized transport lane, but noted that they should only use the back street. 

    Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o addresses the media from his office on May 22, 2019.
    The Standard

    Picking and dropping off passengers will also take only five minutes after which a penalty will be given. 

    To ease the traffic flow within the city, Wanga said that they will open the back streets of Angawa for the affected motorist.

    “In event of non-compliance within the stipulated time frame, the county government shall itself move and tow/impound such vehicles, motorbikes, tuk tuks, and wares without further reference to the owners and at their own risks as to cost incidental thereto,†the notice read. 

    All traders have also been directed to stop selling their wares on the newly constructed non-motorised transport lanes.

    In January 2021, Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o banned Public Service Vehicles (PSV) from entering  Kisumu Central Business District.

    The governor said that the initiative was part of the county’s effort to bring order and tame rogue motorists. 

    The PSVs were relocated to the Nyamasaria stage on the outskirts of Kisumu town. 

    The decision affected long-distance buses plying the Kampala-Kisumu-Nairobi who depend on the CBD for drop-offs.

    An aerial view of Kisumu
    An aerial view of Kisumu

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