The newly constructed Kakamega Catholic Diocese mall, situated along the bustling Webuye-Kakamega highway, is poised to become a significant economic catalyst for the region, generating over 1,000 direct jobs and unlocking a plethora of investment opportunities. This landmark development, championed by Kakamega County Governor Fernandes Barasa, aligns seamlessly with his strategic Wealth Creation and Infrastructure Development pillar, aimed at fostering economic growth and enhancing the lives of residents.
During a recent thanksgiving mass held at the mall, Governor Barasa underscored the project’s significance, acknowledging the close collaboration with Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe, who has been instrumental in its conception and execution. The Bishop, in turn, expressed his gratitude to Governor Barasa and his predecessor, Rt. Rev. Philip Sulumeti, for their unwavering support throughout the development process.
Cementing the mall’s position as a hub of economic activity, Naivas supermarket, a renowned retail giant, has established itself as the anchor tenant, marking the beginning of its operations shortly following the official launch. This significant move further underscores the mall’s potential to attract a diverse range of businesses, driving economic growth and employment opportunities.
To enhance the safety and accessibility of the mall, Governor Barasa has committed to working in partnership with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to construct a footbridge and install necessary road signage. This initiative demonstrates the county’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of its citizens while facilitating seamless movement around the mall.
The Kakamega Catholic Diocese mall stands as a testament to the vision and collaboration between the government, the church, and the private sector, paving the way for a transformed economic landscape in Kakamega County. With its promise of job creation, investment opportunities, and improved infrastructure, the mall is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the region’s future.