The long overdue Kiwanja Ndege Footbrigde in Lugari Sub-county, Kakamega County, is almost complete.
This is evident from pictures we managed to source that show the structure in its final stages of construction.
The footbridge, which is the project of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is expected to help residents from Lugari and Chekalini wards cross the Kipkaren River, which has claimed a number of lives through drowning, with ease.
The project, which was commissioned by the area MP Ayub Savula, is estimated to cost about KShs 10 million.
Earlier on, residents complained that the metal being used is too weak to sustain the bridge’s weight.
Plans to put up the footbridge began way earlier in 2018 after a student drowned while crossing a dilapidated footbridge (which was later demolished by angry residents) to church.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.