, MBITA, Kenya, Jul 12 President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday commissioned a bridge connecting Mbita town to Rusinga Island constructed at a cost of Sh1 billion.
President Kenyatta said the construction of the bridge was proof that the Jubilee Government cares about the interest of the people of Nyanza contrary to claims from the opposition.
At the same time, the President promised that the government will construct more roads in Home Bay County including the Rusinga Island ring road and Mfangano road.
The bridge replaces a causeway built in 1983 that blocked the flow of water thereby reducing the fish population.
Addressing rallies in Rusinga and Mbita, President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by his deputy William Ruto, said the new bridge will ease transport in the area besides improving the availability of fish.
He said the new bridge will also contribute to the reduction of the water hyacinth since it will not block the flow of water.