Stalled CDF project hurts Mombasa residents.

Stalled CDF project hurts Mombasa residents.

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Runyu Village's Stalled Footbridge project.

Residents of Runyu village in Mikindani area of Mombasa County are up in arms over stalled projects worth millions of shillings in the area.

Phillip Otieno, the village chairman says construction of a footbridge which was allocated kshs 3 million, CDF money has stalled.

The footbridge was to serve as a link and short cut between Mikindani and Bangladesh slums.

The area residents who spoke to Baraka FM said school children are now facing difficulties getting to school as the area is prone to flooding due to lack of drainage systems.

“Our children cannot  go to school during rainy seasons as this road  becomes impassable. We seriously need a bridge here”, said one resident.

Otieno said efforts to push for the completion of the project have not bore fruits living residents of the semi urban area to suffer.

“We have even gone to the County government and the National Environmental Agency to ask for help to no avail. Its as if we are not human beings who deserve a better living area’, lamented the Chairman.

Documents availed to Baraka FM shows the project to construct the bridge was allocated ksh. 3 million whereas laying of water pipes cost kshs. 1.5 million but residents alleged there is little to show of it.

The residents of Runyu also asked the Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho and area MP Badi Twalib to come to their aid to ensure the projects, including a feeder road to the foot bridge is completed in time.

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