Kisumu is the 3rd largest city in Kenya, and main city in western Kenya, being a port city on Lake Victoria. It is also the cheif terminus for the agricultural produce of Nyanza and Western provinces. Its known for its lakeside viewpoints at Dunga Hill Camp and Hippo Point.The Kisumu Impala Sanctuary shelters herds of impalas and zebras and its animal orphanage is home to wildlife like cheetahs and baboons. The Kisumu museum displays artifacts related to the people of Nyanza Province.
This is why its no surprise to learn that Kisumu has yet again received a boost from the national governmentahead of the Africities meetings set for 2021. Speaking during the National Urban Forum, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Mr. James Macharia said they are working around the clock to ensure that some parts of Kisumu that are still under construction like the Mamboleo junction are completed on time before the Africities conference.
Kenya is striving towards providing environmemtal, sustainable, equitable and a just motorized transport to modernize the non motorized transport, an area where Kisumu has taken lead in. The country is urbanizing faster than most countries and reinventionof the Kisumu Port will ensure that it is the best inland port across Africa and provide the best tourism session for those visiting the city. Kisumu is geared to host the the Africities delegates forum, with the support of the National gobernment, that will take place next year.
The meeting has seen Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyongo, CS James Macharia, H.E Lee Kinyanjui, PS Charles Hinga and other leaders at the National Urban Forum attend the debate at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel.