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World Bank funded Kisii Nyanchwa link road set to decongest Elimu Centre and Hospital roundabout

Kisii Nyanchwa link road linking Hospital roundabout via Elimu Centre

Long gone are the days when accessing Nyanchwa Estate from Kisii town CBD was not only difficult but also costly. Residents mostly relied on the meandering Stadium Road and Daraja Mbili Road which are often blocked with traffic jams. For that reason, the recently tarmacked Kisii Nyanchwa link road is a dream project in the area.

Residents can now move from Hospital Roundabout to Nyanchwa Estate via Elimu Centre Kisii in a matter of seconds. Quick transportation to the area will particularly spur businesses that have long remained redundant because of minimal foot traffic.

Kisii Nyanchwa link road from October 2020

Nyanchwa-Elimu Centre road commissioned by his excellency governor James Ongwae on October 13, 2020, is finally complete.

The regional commander rolled the construction process alongside Kisii County Secretary Patrick Lumumba.

In his right hand was also MCA Duke Nyarango. Among others who graced the launch are county executives Vincent Sagwe and Edinah Kangwana.

Nyanchwa Estate – Elimu Centre Road funding

Records show that World Bank provided much of the funding through the Kenya Urban Support Programme.

On the other hand, Civil Engineer Haron Oyaro of SS Mehta and Sons Ltd was the project manager of the multi-million road project.

Another link road?

Kisii municipality manager Nahashon Ongeri has confirmed plans of building an additional access road between Nyanchwa car wash and the Daraja Mbili Market.

Sources have confirmed that the passway will run behind the National Housing Corporation.

Ongwae speaks on additional facelift projects worth Ksh. 10 million

Speaking to residents on December 23rd, 2021, Ongwae welcomed additional facelift projects that will cost taxpayers to a tune of Ksh.10 million. These include;

  • Kegati Water Project
  • Kisii Cancer Centre
  • Daraja Mbili Market
  • Kisii Town beautification
  • Street lighting programme

Ongwae who had already mobilized Ksh. 2 million expressed confidence in completing these major infrastructural projects within a couple of years.

Nyanchwa Kisii link launched on December 23, 2021

Governor Ongwae and his Deputy Joash Maangi officially opened the almost complete Nyanchwa link on December 23, 2021.

According to DG Maangi, the link will hike the value of real estate properties in the area.

Furthermore, the connector road with street lights installed will cut traffic and stimulate economic growth.

Ongwae says the ongoing projects are preparing Kisii town for a population of 400,000 by the year 2030.

Kisii Nyanchwa link road branching from Elimu Centre and Hospital roundabout is finally operational after a construction period of 14 months. Locals agree it is a game-changer road that they have been waiting for years.