Mai Mahiu-Narok Highway closed, after developing cracks

Mai Mahiu - Narok Highway It developed cracks. [Source: KeNHA, Twitter]

The Kenya National Highway Authority has temporarily closed the Mai Mahiu - Narok Highway after the road developed cracks.

According to KeNHA, the decision was reached at after the crack was noticed; six Kilometres from Mai Mahiu Town.

“The closure has been occasioned by a severe crack that has occurred six (6) Kilometres from Mai Mahiu Town towards Mai Mahiu, cutting across the road and thus rendering the road unsafe to motorists,” KeNHA says in a statement.

In a statement by KeNHA on Sunday morning, the authority’s communication team says the cause of the crack is yet to be established.

KeNHA indicates that the crack might have been a result of the ongoing rains, and has promised to update Kenyans in case there is any progress.

“Further, the area has in the past been affected by similar earth movements. As KeNHA embarks on restoration works at the affected area, all road users plying the Mai Mahiu - Narok route are advised to use alternative routes,”

The motorists have therefore been advised to use the following routes:

  1. Narok - Kisiriri - Mau Summit - Njoro Turn off (B18) Road, to join Nakuru and other destinations.
  2. Narok - Bomet - Kaplong (B6) Road and connect to Kaplong - Kericho (B7) Road.