Experts move to assess faultline effects in Nakuru

A team of geologists has commenced assessment exercise in an incident that led to the caving in of a section of John Momanyi Road in Shabaab,Nakuru.

This even as preliminary report indicated that the road is on a pre-existing faultline.

A section of Shabaab road that caved in.PHOTO/NGPU.

The faultline is traced from caldera to Nakuru.

Paul Ngugi from Geothermal Development Company says they will partner with the county government of Nakuru as well as Kengen during the exercise.

He noted that with the continued heavy rainpour the faults could be washed or moved leading to damages on the surface.

Ngugi however,assured that the team of experts will be working to assess the situation and preliminary assessment will be out in one week time.

“We shall partner with the county government to assess the situation and the report will be out for the next decision” said Ngugi.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui who visited the area in Shabaab was categorical that there is need to await the report from the experts.

Kinyanjui adding that once the report is out then there shall be mapping out the extend of the faultline and equally advice members of the public.

Be added that the developers on the affected areas will be notified for appropriate decisions.

“Ours is to await the report from the experts and then we shall do mapping out of the extend of the faultline and equally advice members of the public” said Kinyanjui.

The road will remain closed with Governor Kinyanjui calling on the residents to be cautious during the rainy season.

The county boss was accompanied by his Deputy Dr.Erick Korir who is also the acting CECM for roads among others.