Bad road paralyses transport between Kapsowar and Eldoret

Transportation between Kapsowar and Eldoret town has been paralyzed after a section of the road was rendered impassable by a heavy down pour.

Over 200 vehicles are reportedly stalled on the section as passengers travelling to different destinations among them students reporting to school struggle to push out the vehicles that are stuck in mud.

The Eldoret- Kapsowar road was recently constructed but a stretch of about 12 Kilometers between Korkitony and Bugar was left out and has now been rendered impassible by mud and huge potholes.

Paul Biwott, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers executive secretary Marakwet branch while speaking to the press after trekking for kilometers to reach a meeting at 9am that was scheduled for 8am said students, teachers as well as public servants reporting to work are the most affected.

He said among the vehicles that are stuck in the mud are school buses indicating that the children might be held on the road for longer hours before they reach their respective schools posing danger to them.

He urged the county governments of Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu led by Alex Tolgos and Jackson Mandago respectively to at least murram the road to allow transportation to run smoothly.

Our leaders please come to our aid, the roads will back track development in this area, he said urging the leaders to ensure that the road was constructed.

Jacob Katomey, the Chairman Kapsowar Matatu Sacco said they have given the county government two days to repair the road or they call a for a strike.

He said they are only waiting for school children to report back to school after which they will call for action to pressurize the government to repair the road.

Source: Kenya News Agency