Kisumu Kakamega Highway Stalls Over Lack Of Funds

The Kisumu-Kakamega Highway is expected to take longer to complete after the Kenya National Highways Authority halted development owing to funding difficulties.

So far the progress of the dual carriageway stands at 96.4 percent with only a few sections left to complete.

The contractor, China Railway No.10 Engineering Group which was awarded the tender last year November, has since pulled out. According to the KeNHA deputy director for corporate communication Samwel Kumba, the project is currently suspended by the Contractor due to outstanding payments.

“The challenge has been lack of adequate budgetary support to complete the project,” said Mr Kumba.

This is the third time the project is being suspended due to financial changes.