Flooding at Kainuk Bridge cause heavy losses for motorist along Kitale-Lodwar road

Hundreds of motorists plying Kitale-Lodwar road are counting losses amounting to millions of shillings as  more than 600 heavy commercial vehicles remain stranded following flooding at Kainuk Bridge. The bridge has been impassable for more than five months after river Malmalite broke its banks.

The trucks mostly those transporting food items, relief food for hunger victims, petroleum products, general hardware products and construction items from Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu counties and other parts of the country have made long queues from the banks of the river with others deciding to park at Ortum, Orr Marich in West Pokot County.

Turkana South legislator James Lomenen who was accompanied by local MCA’s toured the region to check on the reconstruction, petitioned Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia, to immediately ensure the bridge is fixed to avert further loses.