Angry traders in Kisii town on Friday planted bananas along Family Bank-St Judy's street in protest of its poor state.

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The traders say it's one of the oldest streets in town which have been neglected by the county government since devolution.

Addressing the media on Friday, led by Engineer Richard Mwebi, they claim engineers have visited the street severally promising to have it facelifted but nothing much has happened.

"I have been doing business here for years. This street is muddy and watery. It's impassable to be precise. Its a street with banks and huge business but it remains neglected. We have planted bananas until such a time the county will be willing to construct it," said Mwebi.

Mwebi revealed that he is aware money for its facelift was allocated for survey contractors who have not shown up since then.

"I am aware this street had been allocated funds. We want Kisii Governor James Ongwae to clearly explain to us what is happening. Are we not paying tax? Are we not residents of this town?," Mwebi questioned.

They have threatened to suspend paying tax if the county will not come out clear and explain to them its plans in bettering the street's infrastructure.

Hivisasa tried to reach the Chief officer for Roads in the Kisii County Government, Osoro Okondo for a comment on the matter but could not be reached.

He could not pick our calls or reply to text messages.

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