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Heavy rainfall cut off transport in Ijara, Garissa county

Heavy downpour has cut off the transport system in the Ijara sub-county in Garissa county affecting the supply of vital goods from other regions to Masalani town.

The heavy deluge that has been experienced for the past three days has cut off the supply of electricity to the area, especially in Masalani town.

Residents have called on neighbouring Tana River County Governor Mr Dhadho Godana and his Garissa counterparts Mr Nadhif Jama to come to their aid and help repair dilapidated bridges that have been destroyed by the downpour making residents of the two counties stop travelling from one county to the other.

According to the Masalani community chairman Mr Abdullahi Abdi and former Ijara County Council chairman Mr Mohamed Gure and  Ubah Yasin, and Ruth Kimani who are vegetable vendors in Masalani town there is a need to allocate funds for the construction of the 18km road linking Masalani and Tana River.

Area elders said most travellers use the route from Mombasa-Malindi-garden and Nairobi through Garissa, Bura, and Hola for their livelihood and transport.

By Mohamed Dahir

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