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State backs new bus termini and market to decongest Nakuru

Matatus at Nakuru bus terminus, November 13, 2020. [Kennedy Gachuhi, Standard]

The national government has backed efforts by Nakuru County to decongest the city through relocation of bus termini and the construction of a new market in the outskirts.

Charles Hinga, the Principal Secretary for Housing and Urban Development on Thursday joined governor Susan Kihika in breaking the grounds for a Sh280m new bus park in Kisulisuli.

“Am sure the people of Nakuru will appreciate this project once it is complete. It will not only decongest Nakuru city, but also come with new opportunities for local population,” said Hinga.

The multi-million bus park will be constructed adjacent to a Sh600m market whose construction is at an advanced stage, a joint venture between the two levels of government.

“The first phase of this terminus will cost Sh280m with parking bays for at least 355 vehicles. Its proximity to the upcoming market will be a win for traders, their clients and the matatu sector,” he said.

The PS urged the residents to cooperate with the county saying the ongoing plans are meant to make the city better.