Main Streets to be partially closed as Kisumu City  readies for  Christmas and new year street Bash


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By Odera  Wycliff


A number of streets  within the Kisumu central business district, will remain closed, to allow for a massive  chrstmass and new year   party


The two main streets including the  Oginga odinga street and the Jommo Kenyatta highway, will be partially closed to allow  for the end year party planned by the city of kisumu and other partners


Kisumu city manager, Mr  Abala Wanga  has announced that the partial closure of the roads   will allow traders within the CBD  to continue with their business as usual, whereas revelers will have their day along the very streets


‘The street festival will include a number of events and activities including, sports and culutural shows, meant to bring kiusmu people and our visitors together  in our own kisumu way” Said the manager


The end year event is a weeklong blend of  festival meant for kisumu people , and a tradition it shall be  held right on the streets , to allow the local enjoy


Different days will have different activities, where the Christmas tree lightning, is scheduled to be graced by wife to former Prime Minister and Azimio Leader raila Odinga, mama Idda Odinga and entertainment overnight


Other plans scheduled  within the week, include the kids festivals and an interdenominational prayer, street  kids feeding, join interdenominational  prayers , within the central square and the Sports ground


For the first time ever the visitors will experience a unique competition where, there shall be beer competition,  which has been planned in partnership with other companies


In terms of security te organizing committee has assured residents of a 24 hour log security plan, and patrols involving the police service personnel and the city’s enforcement department officers


The icing on the cake shall be the planned luo night , where various artists are expected to perform, as different exhibitors will showcase traditional foods ,  and cultural artifacts


Football and other sports competitions are scheduled to take place at the revamped Jaramogi  Oginga Odinga sports and heroes  complex

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