A Bridge along Kitale-Lodwar high route at Ortum zone in West Pokot County that was on Monday night December 9, 2019 cleared away by floods following overwhelming deluge

A bridge that was developed at Ortum territory in West Pokot County along Kitale-Lodwar High path was on Monday night cleared away by floods following substantial storm.

Affirming the occurrence on Tuesday, the Pkomo Sub-County Police Commander, Kofa Mohammed said Lodwar – Kapenguria street is presently totally cut off.

“The occurrence occurred around 12 PM, the transitory scaffold was built three weeks prior for preoccupation to permit the development of the primary extension,” he said.

The scaffold was fixed briefly by Kenya National Highway Authority to permit development in the two sides yet was by and by cleared away on Monday night as drivers stay stranded.

” There is no vehicle that can go across the street now, drivers will stay in the harsh elements until the issue is sifted through however trust that before the day’s over the issue would have been understood,” said Kofa

The occupants deplored that the entombment of avalanches exploited people from Muino zone will be influenced after the extension was demolished. A dedication mass will be held today and there after bodies expected to be shipped to different zones.

“We were hoping to move the bodies today utilizing a similar street however we have no generally yet bodies will keep remaining at the funeral home’, said an occupant.

They spoke to the National Government to help them with a chopper to transport the bodies for internments expected to happen tomorrow. A portion of the relatives who were making a trip to Kapenguria Referral Hospital mortuary to gather the bodies stay stranded at Ortum.

A truck driver, Peter Lomuria, going to Turkana region said he had to rest at Ortum after the extension was cleared away and he is concerned that the products will spoil arrive at the goal in light of the fact that there is no elective course.

Emmanuel Chesta, a driver accuses low quality of the materials utilized during the development, and approached the national government to fabricate a solid changeless extension.


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