The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Repairs Begin On Narok-Mai Mahiu Road

THE Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure will repair damaged sections of the Mai Mahiu-Narok road. Heavy rains have washed away parts of the busy road leading to damages worth millions of shillings.

During a tour to inspect the road, Transport PS John Mosonik said all the road will be repaired. Mosonik, who was accompanied by senior government officers, expressed concern over the extent of the damage.

"Majority of the sections have been destroyed by heavy rains which have been pounding parts of the country for the last two weeks," he said. Mosonik assured motorists using the road that it is safe. He said the repairs will be completed by early next year.

Mosonik called on drivers to be cautious while using the road especially during the festive season. "We have seen an increase in the number of accidents on this road," he said. Rift Valley traffic boss Mary Omari said a speed gun has been re-introduced on the road.

She said the speed gun will speeding, which is the leading cause of accidents. "We have reintroduced the speed gun on this road and we are warning speeding drivers that their days are numbered," Omari said.

The speed gun was pulled off by senior government officers three months ago after area residents and motorists held a demonstration against it. Omari warned Probox drivers who were using the vehicles as matatus.

She said they are breaking the law. "We have launched a major operation against Proboxes which are been used as matatus in parts of the country," Omari said.

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