Food kiosks at the famous Lwang’ni beach in Kisumu have been demolished.
Kenya Railway's bulldozers demolished the kiosks on Tuesday night to pave way for the expansion of the Kisumu Port.
The move comes as President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterparts Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo) are set to commission the port next month.
According to the Daily Nation, traders were given the notice to vacate the area a month ago. Lwang'ni beach is famous for its fish joints which are frequented by visitors touring the lake city.
The Jubilee government is planning to spend Sh2.5 billion on various upgrade projects in Kisumu County. Among the projects in the plan is the construction of a 1,000-capacity container yard by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).
KPA will also rehabilitate the Kisumu pier in a plan to make it a hub of trade across East Africa. Other projects in the plan include the construction of an 8.8 million litres capacity oil jetty, a dry dock, a ship assembling yard and an industrial park.