Students from Kitere secondary, Minhaj secondary and Kotile primary school have been stranded after river tana broke its banks and swept away the only footbridge at Mnazini Bubwoa crossing point.
The wooden footbridge which was constructed by locals was swept away by the raging waters last night, was the only crossing point that connected Mnazini and Kitere area.
Learning has been paralysed as students are unable to access their institutions, farmers have not been spared either as they cannot reach their farms.
Appeal is made to the government to facilitate the locals with a motor boat to enable learners to go to school as they prepare for KCPE and KCSE exams which are due in a weeks’ time,efforts to reach authorities have reached rock bottom.
This morning a teacher and his niece nearly lost their lives at forozani point as the only canoe at the crossing point is too small and its a disaster in waiting, it was overpowered by the water currents and capsized, the teacher had to swim her to safety.
The road from Mnazini Forozani to the junction is impassable as Mathenge has overgrown and rogue elephants are marauding the area threatening the security of the locals.