Bhang addicts turn Mombasa Road footbridge into ‘latrine
By Pkemoi Ngenoh
| September 13th 2013
By Pkemoi Ngenoh
A footbridge on the roundabout joining Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road appears to have been deserted by Nairobians.
Instead, pedestrians risk their lives dangerously dashing from one side of the wide roads to the other.
Investigations by The Nairobian has however established that the footbridge has been converted into a toilet, making residents of the nearby Nairobi West and other users to avoid it all together.
On one end towards Lang’ata Road, sewage overflow from the flats around Nairobi West Hospital have blocked the footbridge forcing the users to hop approximately three metres to access it.
Moses Kilungu, a nearby boda boda operator suspects bhang addicts who live under both sides of the bridge are the culprits who defecate on the flyover.
“Many people avoid the flyover because it is dirty. I suspect the mad men living under the flyover are the ones using it as their lavatory. Sometimes they climb up and smoke weed scaring people away,” he says.
Though the pedestrians take advantage to cross when traffic police are manning the roundabout, Kilungu claims it remains dangerous crossing the ever busy highway mostly during evening hours and rainy seasons.
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