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Kisumu's famed Lwang'ni beach eateries demolished in port upgrade

Wednesday July 24 2019
By OUKOH OKUSAH
By RUSHDIE OUDIA

Kisumu’s Lwang’ni beach food kiosks were demolished on Tuesday night bringing to an end the decades-old popular joint for visitors and residents.

Kenya Railways bulldozers moved in to clear the land to pave the way for expansion of the Kisumu Port ahead of its planned commissioning in August.

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The demolition of famous Lwang'ni beach eateries in Kisumu on Tuesday night, July 23, 2019. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The government will spend Sh2.5 billion on the upgrade in a grand economic revival plan for the region.

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The demolition of famous Lwang'ni beach eateries in Kisumu on Tuesday night, July 23, 2019. PHOTO | OUKOH OKUSAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya Ports Authority is planning to construct 1,000-capacity container yard and rehabilitate the Kisumu pier to make it the hub of trade in East Africa.

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The demolition of famous Lwang'ni beach eateries in Kisumu on Tuesday night, July 23, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

The ongoing rehabilitation works includes construction of a 8.8 million litres capacity oil jetty, a ship assembling yard, a dry dock, and an industrial park.

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The demolition of famous Lwang'ni beach eateries in Kisumu on Tuesday night, July 23, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta, accompanied by Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo are expected to commission the port.

Traders at Lwang'ni beach, which lies on Kenya Railways land, were issued with one-month eviction notice.

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The demolition of famous Lwang'ni beach eateries in Kisumu on Tuesday night, July 23, 2019. PHOTO | RUSHDIE OUDIA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Hundreds of visitors and locals have been flocking Lwang’ni beach due to its popular fish eating outlets on the shores of Lake Victoria.

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Aftermath of night demolitions of famous Lakefront Lwang'ni food spots in Kisumu. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The joints have made Kisumu synonymous with fresh, tasty tilapia or Nile perch.

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Aftermath of night demolitions of famous Lakefront Lwang'ni food spots in Kisumu. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Aftermath of night demolitions of famous Lakefront Lwang'ni food spots in Kisumu. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Aftermath of night demolitions of famous Lakefront Lwang'ni food spots in Kisumu. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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