The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Motorists Warn Over Nyali Bridge

MOTORISTS plying Mombasa Kilifi highway through Nyali Bridge that connects Mombasa Island and the north coast are worried about vandalism that may hit the bridge if the broken rail guards are not repaired immediately.

A spot check by the star yesterday revealed that the destroyed and broken rails guards had not been repaired, leaving them open and prone to the theft by scrap metal vandals.

A section of the motorist yesterday complained of an imminent danger if the rails will not be repaired on time. "The rails broke down long time ago but upto now no one has bothered to repair. You pass here at night, you see a group of street boys hovering around here planning to steal them," said one of the matatu drivers plying Docks-Bamburi route.

Kenya National Highway Authority Coast Regional Manager Kevin Nyabuto said yesterday that they were still following up on the owners of the vehicles involved in destruction of the rails to cater for the repair fee.

"If a motorist destroys the rail guards, we pursue them and ensure they repair. We normally follow the matter with traffic police to get more details," said Nyabuto.

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