Barely six months after President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned it, a section of the Bamburi road has sunk following heavy downpour in Mombasa county.
Soils underneath the road are severely eroded, and motorists have been forced to use one side of the road amid fears that it might sink further.
Although deep trenches for a drainage system were dug during its construction, they have failed to curb the damage.
Residents have described the project, which was launched with pomp and colour, as bogus.
Shanzu MCA aspirant Martin Wekesa said the safety of residents is in jeopardy.
Motorists in fear as section of Bamburi road launched by Uhuru sinks“It is unfortunate just after the first rainy season, we have this kind of damage that has been caused by the floods,” he said.
He said the engineers and the contractors should have put into consideration the volume of water in Bamburi and Kisauni area whenever it rains.
“The system should have been commissioned with running waters or during the rains, but we saw the President coming here during the dry season,” he said.
Wekesa asked relevant authorities to take actions to curb the possibility of accidents in the area.
Uhuru commissioned the road on January 5 in an event that marked the start of public antagonism between him and area Governor Hassan Joho