Matuga Locals Reject Dongo Kundu By-Pass Plan to Protect Shrines

A row over the construction of a by-pass to decongest the Likoni ferry channel is simmering as residents raise concern over compensation among other issues. Residents of Pungu village in Matuga now want the government to change the course of the Dongo Kundu by-pass saying it might affect their traditional shrines. Yesterday, activist Mwalimu Mwitu said the course of the road needs to change as it will interfere with the kayas. "We have not agreed with the government over compensation issues as well as the course for the by-pass that if not changed would lead to destruction of our kayas," he said.