The Narok-Mai Mahiu Road was reopened after it was close for about 3 days following the heavy rainfall that destroyed and it became so impassable. Majority of the people, especially the motorists who used the Narok-Mai Mahiu Road were really so happy when it was opened within such a short time. Tourists who have a trip to the Masai Mara game reserve as well as the passengers going to Narok and Nairobi appreciated to speed that the responsible bodies used to restoring the road that it is free for use after just 3 days since they had faced a hard time to cross at the time when it was impassable.
Much as the public appreciated the speed the roads authority used, they still need the government to reconstruct this road so that the solution this time is for a long term for instance, they can build a bridge at the affected area rather than just repairing the old road which is no longer good enough. Repairing the road had been cut short because of the heavy rains that fell in the region and the then the road developed some fault line around Karima which lead to the closure of this so busy road more so to the motorists so that no one gets hurt in the process of using the road.
However, according to one of the engineers, he said that they were supposed to be completing repairing this road by the end of this week on Saturday but they were interrupted by the rain therefore they will need more days . Some drivers had to seek for alternative routes to use to travel to and from Narok. One of the residents Joseph Gitau said that there were also some taxis and tourist vans using remote routes which are not well known and many got stuck in mud due to the rains.
In Namcha region, unfortunately one of the people 28-year s of age who works in a stone quarry was swept away by floods and died while his colleague narrowly survived death too after he managed to cling to a tree for about two hours until the floods subsided. The Naivasha OCPD Ernest Oponyo said the body was picked from 5km away after they spent three hours searching for it from the surrounding areas
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