Gov’t: Floods caused Mai Mahiu Narok Road split

Written By: Brenda Czeda

The government has dismissed claims that the country could be split into two owing to fault lines witnessed along the Mai Mahiu Narok Road. 

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Mining Principal Secretary John Omenge rubbished claims by the Geologist Society of Kenya that the fault line was as a result of tectonic movement of land instead attributing it to flooding.

The cracks, stretching several kilometers along the Mai Mahui Narok road have been the center of speculation in the past few weeks.

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This scenario has been witnessed on at least three occasions resulting in panic among the residents in Naivasha.

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Initially the appearance of the cracks were linked to massive earth movements but the government has dismissed claims that the country could be split into two following the emergence of the fault lines.

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According to Mining Principal Secretary John Omenge numerous studies done in the area revealed underground washing of soil as the major contributor.

The Principal Secretary who led senior government officials on a fact finding mission in the area said the government was alarmed by increasing statements that the country could split into two due to tectonic movements.

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The principal Sectary also took issue with some of the geologists who he accused of peddling false information.

A visibly angered PS said the geologists were instilling fear among Kenyans saying their days were numbered in the profession.


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