Migori-Homa Bay road cut off after bridge collapses

The Migori-Homa Bay road has been cut off after Oria-Riat Bridge on River Kuja collapsed.

The bridge collapsed at 5am today with a trailer that was transporting sugarcane.

The driver was on his way to Sukari industry in Riat Trading centre, Ndhiwa sub county when the incident occurred.

Meanwhile Ndhiwa sub county police commander Robert Aboki said the driver was rescued.

“Since there is no alternative access to Osieko, we wish to advise motorists along that section not to attempt crossing the over-topped section, and to only cross when water levels are low,” KeNHA said on Tuesday.

According to a statement from the authority, the Dhogoye Bridge was destroyed after flooding in the Nyanza region caused by heavy rains.

The area MP Martin Owino has urged road users to exercise caution and patience.

This, after he engages relevant government stakeholders on a temporary pass way to ease movement.

On Monday, more than 350 sugarcane farmers led by George Jonyo and Anton Kawawa in Migori said their cane have not been harvested for more than 35 months.

The farmers said many of them are already counting losses.

They claimed it was because they are unable to access factories to mill their produce.

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