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Kisumu city one of its kind at midnight

By Joseph Sosi | February 21st 2017

Kisumu city is one of its kind at midnight even though the daytime experience on some of its streets might not be likable.

Lucky enough to have received a fair share of this year’s rare showers on an evening all was not the norm as one approached Dala City on Nairobi road.

Driving past Nyamasaria at 0045HRS, the road is clear and the silence is not one that you will reckon with Kisumu twelve hours later.

There is an intense supply of fresh air in the car unbelievably different from the experience at daytime when you have to coup up with very hot air accompanied by assured noise with stray dust on a dry spell.

There is sufficient lighting and a beautiful view of the flyover connecting Kondele.

A section of street lights spoil the lighting sequence as a number of them just before and after the overpass are dysfunctional.
The roadside is clean but just next to Kenyatta market ,the lifeless stalls are too littered and some strange stench finds its way into the car.

Slow down or stop for seconds at the roundabout as you stare at barricades at the offset of the Kakamega road following ongoing construction works that have schooled motorists,tuk-tuk and bodaboda operators on the best of confusion.

That aside, you proceed to Kisumu-Busia highway ever crowded infront of Kisumu Boys high school's entrance as a roadside market for mtumba clothes, fruits, hardwares and groceries.

Approaching Kisumu International Airport past Kicomi, again there is an anomaly on the street lights all the way to the airport.

There is electricity as can be seen from distant residential and business premises but only a few of the lights are working next to the airport's entrance.

As the rains visit soon, the dirt dumped in most roadside drains will be a likely threat once they get heavy lest unclogging follows.

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