Lake Basin Mall which was built at a cost of Kshs 4.2billion struggles to get business. The delay in finishing Kakamega Road near Mamboleo junction is scaring away potential clients.
Accessing the mall is a nightmare to most shoppers and especially those who drive. The Mall being in ideal location can serve many residents of Mamboleo Estate, Riat, Migosi, Kiboswa and those heading to Kakamega Town . The estates are very well populated to give them a ready market.
The residents normally have to drive all the way to United Mall, Mega City mall to have a shopping experience.
Many businesses had booked spaces in the mall in anticipation of a booming business activity. Some businesses have set up but the flow of customer traffic is still very low. While others who had booked opted to cancel their reservations for spaces.
Kenya Revenue Authority having set up their offices at the mall will encourage more government and private entities to acquire office space within the mall.
With the upcoming of afrocities conference in Kisumu in 2022,there’s hope that the section of the road will be done.