Kibos River bridge in near collapse as soil beneath eroded

Wednesday April 24 2019

Kibos River bridge

The bridge on River Kibos in Kisumu on April 23, 2019. Residents have blamed soil erosion and illegal sand harvesting for its near collapse. They are now calling on KeRRA to intervene before the situation worsens. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

JUSTUS OCHIENG'
By JUSTUS OCHIENG'
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Residents of Chiga and Kibos in Kisumu East are living in fear of a looming collapse of Kibos bridge that links Kisumu town with its environs.

They say the bridge on River Kibos that also connects Kisumu East and Muhoroni sub-counties could crumble after the ground started disintegrating on one side on Tuesday.

A spot check by Nation revealed a huge hole underneath the bridge as a result of the crumbling earth.

A heavy downpour on Monday is said to have contributed to the disintegration.

SAND HARVESTERS

Some locals claimed that some unscrupulous people are scooping sand around the bridge, thus causing more damage.

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