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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH MARCH 2018-Traffic on a section of the Mai Mahiu-Suswa road was Monday morning disrupted once more after it was cutaway just as it was last week.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has warned motorists to exercise patience as it worked on restoring the section of the road.
“KeNHA has embarked on an immediate emergency exercise to restore the section using rock fill,” the agency’s Assistant Director in charge of Corporate Communication, Charles Njogu, said in a statement.
“Motorists are requested to bear with the situation, which is expected to necessitate traffic interruption which may last up to four hours as the Authority undertakes this exercise within the shortest time possible,” KeNHA stated.
To ease traffic flow, the agency said it was working on a diversion “should the problem persist.”
The road had on Tuesday last week sunk after a volcanic fault line emerged.
“KeNHA would like to alert all motorists plying the Mai Mahiu-Suswa-Narok Road that a section of the road has developed a fault line stretching 700 metres, thus completely cutting the road off,” the Authority had reported following Tuesday’s incident.
KenNHA Director-General Peter Mundinia attributes persistent fault lines to the existence of volcanic soils in the area.