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Rift Valley to break into 2- experts warn

If mitigation measures are not put in place its impact can be dire.

Geologist David Adede, who has an ongoing interview with NTV explained that the ongoing rains had nothing to do with the cracks that happened on the Maai-Mahiu Narok road.

Volcanic activities are a clear indication of disasters in the future if not mitigated properly- the geologist warned.

The Mt Longonot, Suswa and Mahi Mahiu volcanic activities all the way to Naivasha had resulted in the crack in the road.


"The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is the Somali plate is moving away from the other plate at a rate 2.5cm per [unit of time]. In the near future if this happens we shall have Somali plate separating from the other Nubian plate," Adede explained.

According to The Star, the splits are slowly happening underground and if mitigation measures are not put in place its impact can be dire.

"There is a great need for researchers to conduct a comprehensive study on the terrain of this region so that they can advise on where roads and residential buildings can be established. This can play a key role in dealing with such natural disasters should they happen," he added.

The cracks and faults we are experiencing are caused by tectonic movements.


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