Travellers de­layed as rains ren­der roads im­pass­able

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY AB­DI­MA­LIK HAJIR

Travellers from var­i­ous parts of Garissa County are be­ing de­layed due to the on­go­ing rains that have ren­dered roads im­pass­able.

Pas­sen­gers on a bus that was stuck in the muddy Masalani-garissa road told the Satur­day Na­tion that their lead­ers were to blame for the sit­u­a­tion. They ac­cused the lead­ers of turn­ing a blind eye to their plight, 54 years af­ter Kenya’s in­de­pen­dence.

Mr Ahmed Bashir Mo­hamed, one of the pas­sen­gers on the E-coach bus, yes­ter­day said: “We started our jour­ney around 10am and now it’s 5.30pm, yet the crew is still strug­gling to re­move the bus from the mud.”

“For how long will the road re­main in this poor state? We have been elect­ing lead­ers ev­ery five years but noth­ing has changed,” he added.

The driver, Mr Mo­hamed Si­raj, said he has been driv­ing along the same road for the last 15 years and its state had not changed.

He said lo­cal lead­ers should use mur­ram to im­prove the road if tar­ma­ck­ing it is too ex­pen­sive.

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