KeNHA Closes Mai Mahiu-Narok Road Following Severe Crack

The Mai Mahiu – Narok road has been temporarily closed by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) due to a significant crack caused by flash floods. KeNHA is advising motorists to seek alternative routes as the current conditions are deemed unsafe.

Road users are encouraged to utilize alternative routes such as the Narok-Kisiriri-Mau Summit-Njoro turn-off (B18) Road to access Nakuru and other destinations, or the Narok-Bomet-Kaplong(B6) Road followed by the Kaplong-Kericho(B7) Road.

While the exact cause of the crack is yet to be determined, preliminary reports suggest that heavy rains may have played a role. This area has experienced similar earth movements in the past.

KeNHA reassures that efforts are underway to repair the damaged section of the road. Additionally, heavy rains in the Kinale and Kijabe catchment areas have resulted in increased water flow, leading to debris accumulation and damage to several houses.