Heavy rain cuts off major road in Naivasha

Friday, May 1st, 2020 15:26 |

Moi South Lake road which leads to tens of flower farms and geothermal rich area of Olkaria in Naivasha has been cut off by the rains.

Sections of the road that also leads to ten of flowers have been washed away paralyzing transport to the anger of farmers and motorists.

The situation has been worsened by ongoing rehabilitation of the road with the contractor leaving open trenches that in the process have been flooded.

According to the chairman of Naivasha South Lake Hoteliers Peter Mehta, the most affected was a section near Chabai hotel.

He pointed an accusing finger at the contractor for failing to cover the trenches leading to the current crisis.

“Transport along Moi South lake road has been completely cut off due to the rains and we are asking that the contractor be compelled to fix the flooded sections,” he said.

Meanwhile, two minors are missing in Ndabibi area of Naivasha after a dam in the nearby Eburru forest burst its banks flooding several villages.

During the midnight incident, over 300 families mainly in Central trading center were displaced and property worth millions of shillings destroyed by the gushing waters.

Marumanet Dam which at one time supplied water to area residents spilled the water which in turn swept away homes and roads in the area located 60kms from Naivasha town.

The incident came two days after the county government donated food stuff and personal effects to over 400 residents earlier displaced by River Marumanet.

According to area MCA Gathariki Kamanu, several children and elderly persons could not be counted following the incident.

The Maella MCA said that a head count had been planned for later in the day as the affected families started relocating to higher grounds.

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