- City manager Abala Wanga said they had embarked on an intensive citywide Greening initiative.
- Abala said this initiative was aimed at making the city habitable and eco-friendly.
Kisumu county government has banned car washing within Lakeside city to conserve the environment.
The county gave the car wash operators 48 hours to vacate places they operate in.
City manager Abala Wanga said they had embarked on an intensive citywide Greening initiative.
Abala said this initiative was aimed at making the city habitable and eco-friendly, which is in line with the county's focus for the next five years on improving service delivery through enhanced infrastructural initiatives.
He, however, said these initiatives are heavily frustrated by unauthorised car wash points that are causing destruction of roads and obstruction of walking.
These are being done along Busia Road, Kisumu - Kakamega Roads, Nyerere Road, Ondiek Highway and any part of the Central Business District.
“Notice is hereby given to all car wash operating in the stated areas to vacate within 48 hours from the date of this notice,” he said
“Take further notice that in the event of non-compliance, the management shall move in and remove such carwash equipment with no further reference to the owner and any cost incidental thereto.”
He said they should be in enclosed areas and have all the requisite approval from the city management and Kiwasco.
In December 2018, the county government banned car washing along Lake Victoria.
In January 2019, 15 people were arrested for washing vehicles along Lake.
The suspects were arrested when the county government carried out its first raid after the ban was announced.
The aim was to prevent lake pollution.