Narok-Maai Mahiu road cut off as rains continue

Wednesday May 13 2020
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A bridge at Siyabei area in Narok County suffers damage on April 23, 2020 following heavy rainfall. PHOTO | GEORGE SAYAGIE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By GEORGE SAYAGIE

The Narok-Maai Mahiu road has been temporarily closed after a section of a bridge collapsed at Siyabei area, next to Maasai Mara Technical Institute, following heavy rainfall.

Kenya National Highway Authority Assistant Director, Corporate Communications, Charles Njogu said advised motorists to use alternative routes.

"Accordingly, KeNHA has temporarily closed the road for urgent restoration works as from tonight," he said in a statement.

The route connects Nairobi to Narok, Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Bomet, Kisii, Luo Nyanza and Tanzania.

Motorists heading to Nairobi from Homa Bay, Kuria, Migori Kisii, Bomet and Narok told to use the Kericho-Nakuru route.

The meteorological department has warned heavy rains will continue in many parts of the country, causing flooding.