In Summary
  • By 1pm Wednesday, no vehicles from Lodwar, Lokichoggio and Kalokol towns had crossed the flooded river.
  • The situation has also affected fish business around Lake Turkana.

Floods paralysed transport in Turkana after River Kawalase burst its banks following heavy rains in most parts of the county.

By 1pm Wednesday, no vehicles from Lodwar, Lokichoggio and Kalokol towns had crossed the swollen river.

The situation has also affected fish business around Lake Turkana. Fresh farm produce from Kitale could not reach markets in Lodwar.

DRY RIVER BED

Ms Anastasia Nagite said that the ongoing construction of a bridge on the usually dry river bed should be hastened to ensure uninterrupted movement.

“We have been losing lives whenever drivers [underestimate] the depth of the water. The long term solution will be [the construction of] a raised bridge,” Ms Nagite said.

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