In Summary
  • Over the weekend, travellers were stranded as heavy rains caused flooding.

Plans are underway to tarmac  the 70km Kibiko-Kimuka-Suswa road that joins Narok and Kajiado counties as a way of mitigating the perennial delays caused by  floods along the Narok-Maai Mahiu highway.

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai on Monday said he has requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene through the Kenya National Highways Authority to help construct the road to highway specifications.

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Speaking at Keekorok lodge, when he launched an inter-border security operation with Tanzania, Mr Tunai said the Ngong-Kibiko-Kimuka-Ewuaso Enkidong-Suswa road, once complete, will provide motorists with a shorter route to Narok County from Kajiado and would be an alternative when erratic weather conditions are experienced in the region.

Currently, most motorists travelling from Kajiado and Nairobi counties access Narok through Nakuru.

Commuters heading to and from Nairobi through the highway were over the weekend stranded for hours after the road was cut off by floods for the fifth time. Heavy rains pounding the area caused the deluge and it cut off the road at Suswa near the Standard Gauge Railway line construction area.

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