NPA asks govt to assess two hazardous bridges in Vihiga, Kajiado

NPA Chairman David Silas Obuhatsa in a past press briefing. He wants the government to assess two bridges to ascertain their safety before schools reopen.

Parents in Vihiga and Kajiado counties have separately asked the government to urgently assess the safety of bridges which thousands of learners use to get to school.

The Musianda bridge at Wemilabi in Luanda Sub-county is believed to be used by an estimated 5,000 learners in more than 15 schools, and Ellena Road bridge in Ongata Rongai is used by over 3,000 learners.

The two are the most dangerous in these two regions as the number of users is huge.

Through the National Parents Association (NPA), the parents are calling for urgent intervention from the Roads and Transport Ministry as they are a disaster in waiting.

Following their own assessment on the ground in relation to the reopening of schools in the near future, the parents are pleading with the government to move with speed to assess the two bridges and make an informed inspection report ahead of reopening.

The association National Chairman David Silas Obuhatsa noted that they need assurance that all is safe for the thousands using the bridges as they have claimed the lives of many innocent school children.

“In Ongata Rongai yesterday morning I personally visited the bridge to witness the cry of parents and indeed confirmed that the Ellena Road bridge, which is almost similar to Musianda in Vihiga, is dangerous. It’s my humble cry to the government that it sends its agencies to the ground to confirm,” he said, advising parents to remain vigilant especially when schools reopen.


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By Roy Hezron 

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