Mai Mahiu Major Highway closed after a section sunk in

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Drivers have been advised to use alternative routes.

Heavy rains and floodwaters on Wednesday completely cut off the busy Nairobi-Narok Highway at Mai Mahiu area making the section completely impassable.

Hundreds of vehicles got stuck in a never-seen-before traffic jam on either sides after the road was de-linked near Karima Secondary School.

play Nairobi-Narok Highway cut off at Mahi Mahiu near Karima School (Courtesy)

 

The waters, eye witnesses have said, dug a deep gully on the said section, making it extremely risky to cross the ditch.

play Nairobi-Narok Highway cut off at Mahi Mahiu near Karima School (Courtesy)

Early this week, the Metrological Department alias weatherman had predicted that Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Northern, Southeastern, Coast, Central and Nairobi will receive a substantial amount of rainfall.

play Nairobi-Narok Highway cut off at Mahi Mahiu near Karima School (Courtesy)

The agency said the rainfall will hit a high of more than 40mm within 24 hours in Nairobi, Western, Central, South and Central Rift Valley, and warned of massive flooding.

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