Royal Engineers hoping to repair flood damaged bridge in Nanyuki

The bridge was damaged by the floods last week. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

On Monday, Major Kenny Nixon Officer Commanding 1 Field Squadron Royal Engineers, and Mr Green from the British Army Training Unit (BATUK) Community Engagement Team, liaised with Mrs Veronika Ikinyua, a member of the County Assembly, to analyse the damage caused by flooding to a bridge in Nanyuki.

Part of the bridge was washed away last week and BATUK, working in partnership with 21 Engineer Regiment, hope to provide a solution to help the local community.

BATUK repair Nanyuki bridge
Royal Engineers inspect the damage to the bridge caused by flooding last week. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Flooding at the end of May caused widespread problems in the area from damage to infrastructure, farms and livelihoods to disease outbreaks. Last Friday (May 25), the Kenya National Highways Authority issued an advisory to motorists using the Marau-Nanyuki Road after cracks appeared in the surface.

A recent report by the Kenya Roads Board indicated that roads in rural Kenya are the most affected with floods destroying roads in Turkana, Wajir, Makueni, Machakos, Narok, Mandera, Garissa, Busia, Kisumu, Tana River and other counties.

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