CS Murkomen orders urgent drainage works on flooded Mombasa Road
The Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen, has directed road agencies under his ministry to resolve the flooding challenges along Mombasa Road and other affected areas.
In a press statement issued on 24th March 2023, Murkomen said he had instructed the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to undertake immediate drainage procedures to ensure safety of motorists and smooth flow of traffic.
“The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), for instance, is under strict instructions to undertake immediate drainage procedures along Mombasa Road and other affected areas,” Murkomen said.
The affected roads include Mombasa Road (A8), specifically Bunyala Road roundabout, Nyayo Stadium roundabout, Capital Centre and Imara Daima road section outside Imara mall.
He said the ministry had also enlisted the services of contractors to begin repair works along Mombasa Road, which was badly damaged when the Expressway was being constructed. The work is expected to be completed in one and a half years.
Murkomen attributed the flooding problem to percolation challenges in sections of Nairobi, triggered by the onset of long rains. He said the ministry was committed to offering long-term solutions to deal with the issue of flooding on roads through proper designing and unclogging of existing drainage systems.
He advised motorists to exercise caution when approaching flooding zones to avoid injuries and accidents associated with flash flooding.