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Tana River Residents Decry The State of Impassable Road

Residents in Hola Town have expressed fear over a looming shortage of vegetables and other products as a result of a heavy down fall that washed out section of Hola-Bura road at Bilbil about four kilometres from Bura Town along Bura – Hola road.

The Hola vendors source their vegetables from the neighboring counties of Meru and Tharaka Nithi.

The Passengers travelling to Garissa County from Mombasa were left stranded at Hola town following the heavy rains yesterday.

“The government must find a permanent solution to this road since it is always washed away every time it rains,’’ said Jamal Ali a bus driver plying the Garissa – Mombasa route. 

However, Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) in their statement yesterday assured users of the road that their engineers and a contractor will assess the extent of damage caused by the floods.

Speaking to the press on telephone yesterday, KeNHA North Eastern Regional Engineer in Garissa Erick Wambua urged motorists to exercise caution while driving through the road and also avoid crossing sections that may be overtopped by floods or that may have been cut off by floods.

By Sadik Hassan and Simon Guruba

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