In Summary
  • Raw sewage flows in many streets and into rivers, making the areas stink.
  • Residents asked authorities to address the sewage menace.

Kisii Town residents have expressed outrage over raw sewage that has been flowing freely into some streets and into streams.

A spot check by the Nation indicated that the road leading to Daraja Mbili Market had burst sewage lines and overflowing manholes.


Raw sewage was also spotted in River Nyakomisaro, which connects to rivers Riana and Gucha that drain into Lake Victoria.

On Friday, angry residents vented on Twitter with the hashtag #KisiiSewageMenace.

“The raw sewage flows along Kisii-Kisumu road like a river, especially during the rainy season. It is a great mess. At times, the sewage water splashes on pedestrians as we drive over the dirty waters. Our clients are not spared either,” said Mr Dan Mogoyo, a motorcyclist.

Traders with businesses along the route have not been spared either.

Raw sewage in Kisii Town.

A section of River Nyakomisaro near Bridge Camp Hotel, Kisii Town, where raw sewage is seen flowing into the river on January 12, 2018. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP


The sewage water gets into Daraja Mbili Market, one of the largest open-air markets in the region.

“We are worried that there is no permanent solution to this problem. We are at risk of contracting cholera,” said Ms Ann Kerubo, a fruit seller.

“Those responsible should sort out this mess once and for all.”

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