Experts dispel Mai Mahiu -Narok road drifting fears

Written By: John Kioria
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Geological experts have moved to dispel fears that the ongoing volcanic rift that has twice split the Mai Mahiu – Narok road could see part of the country drift away.

The geologists attribute the underground fault lines to the washing away of volcanic ash by the ongoing rains.

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A section of Mai Mahiu-Narok road caved in twice in less than a week rendering it impassable and disrupting traffic for hours.

The Karima faults were more worrying, they forced the government to evacuate affected families.

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With the fears came speculation of the possibility of yet another continent being hived off Africa by the volcanic fault.

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But the Geological Society of Kenya has ruled out the possibility of drifting.

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The affected area is between Mt Longonot and Mt Suswa that experienced activities years back, the geologists claiming it is the explanation to the visible underground tunnels.

GSK has faulted the Kenya National Highways Authority for constructing major roads without consulting the organization

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