Busy Road Caves In, Govt Closes Damaged Section [VIDEO]

  • Damage along John Momanyi Road in Nakuru on Sunday, May 3, 2020, after rains pounded the area.
    Damage along John Momanyi Road in Nakuru on Sunday, May 3, 2020, after rains pounded the area.
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  • The County Government of Nakuru has moved swiftly to manage a situation in which a busy road collapsed.

    According to a statement released by the Office of the Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Sunday, May 3, motorists were cautioned against using John Momanyi Road as surveyors were invited to assess the damage.

    "We wish to caution motorists using John Momany Road near Koinange Primary School near Shabaab area that a section of the road has caved in

    "We have cordoned off this section as our engineers investigate the cause of the collapse with our initial probe pointing to possible underground activity," read the statement in part.

    Statement issued by Nakuru County Government over damage along John Momanyi Road.
    A statement issued by Nakuru County Government over damage along John Momanyi Road.
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    The notice also cautioned Nakuru motorists, in general, to be vigilant over road damage as rivers and lakes were increasing breaking their banks owing to the ongoing heavy rains.

    "We also caution motorists across Nakuru County to be vigilant on the roads due to ongoing heavy rains.

    "There is the threat of rivers bursting banks and overflowing onto bridges," continued the statement.

    A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed that a noticeable dent had been created on the road and a lorry was stuck in one of the potholes.

    The rehabilitation of the road, according to the county, was rehabilitated in January 2019, an exercise that included the tarmacking of the road.

    The road runs from Quickmart Supermarket to Mama Ngina Primary through Kibish hotel.

    The ongoing floods in the country have reportedly killed over 100 people with many others displaced.

    Kenya Meteorological Department had earlier warned that the situation would continue to worsen in the coming days.

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