After heavy downpour on Saturday early morning that caused the tragic West Pokot landslides, and the destruction of the Sebit bridge at Ortum, traffic flow is steadily improving. A spot check confirmed the smooth flow of vehicles heading to Lodwar and South Sudan.
According to area local David Kiprop said that after the arrival of two excavators which assisted greatly in diversion of water and mud and monitoring the flow of traffic slowly.
He added it was a sigh of relief for commuters who had spend the night in the cold for over twenty four hours.
David adds that the calamity that has hit the region has caused panic even for motorists saying the number of vehicles plying the Kitale – Lodwar highway has drastically reduced may be due to fear of the unsafe bridge. The bridge is yet to undergo reconstruction.
Moreover, the death toll after the tragic landslides has hit 52, with residents urged to move from landslide prone areas. 22 people are still missing, as rescue efforts continue for the third day.