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KeNHA announces closure of Nakuru-Eldoret highway at Timboroa market

The Kenya National Highways Authority has announced the closure of Nakuru-Eldoret Highway (A8) at Timboroa Market.

KeNHA said this is due to destruction by stormwater that left a section of the road with signs of possible collapse.

The Authority has warned road users not to attempt to use this stretch of road for safety reasons.

KeNHA advised motorists to use Nakuru-Eldama Ravine-Eldoret and Mau Summit-Kisumu as alternatives.

“Motorists have been diverted to detours within the Timboroa area,” the authority said in a statement.

“All road users are requested to exercise caution, avoid overlapping and follow the instructions of traffic officers to ensure smooth flow of traffic,” KeNHA said.

The Authority assured motorists that it was working around the clock to restore traffic flow.

KeNHA said it remains committed to ensuring seamless connectivity to facilitate the safe passage of goods and services.

On May 1, KeNHA also announced the 12-hour closure of Kedong Ranch – Suswa Road.

The Authority said the closure came after a large amount of debris and sediment covered the road for a distance of two kilometers due to persistent heavy rain.

KeNHA said the closure would facilitate smooth clearing operations.

“Authority staff have been working tirelessly to clear the stretch. However, continued heavy rain has resulted in significant deposits of fresh silt and debris, making the road impassable,” KeNHA said on Wednesday.

The Authority warned road users not to attempt to use the stretch of road for the sake of their safety.

KeNHA advised motorists to use alternative routes, specifically the Narok – Mau Narok – Nakuru road (B18) and the Kaplong – Kericho – Mau Summit – Nakuru road.