Chinese Firm Stops Kisii Road Project Citing Harassment By County Askaris

By Benson Ayienda and Peris Barongo

A Chinese firm, Third Engineering Bureau of China City Construction Group Limited, has suspended operations in Kisii County citing a harassment by local authorities.

Sub-contracted to build a section of the Kisumu-Kisii highway, the firm halted operations at Mosocho in Kitutu Chache Sub-County citing maltreatment from officials from Kisii County.

This comes a day after the company's workers protested and barricaded the busy road for hours over what they termed as continued harassment from the county enforcement officers who had earlier arrested ten of them and put them in custody for a day.