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Kitui governor Charity Ngilu speaks of plans to avert future disasters at River Enziu

Following the weekend catastrophe that claimed the lives of over 33 people, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu disclosed in an earlier interview today that the administration has a plan to replace the deadly River Enziu Bridge.

Ngilu said that the bridge was improperly built and that the contractor who won the competition did a poor job, resulting in a large number of deaths.

She has informed Kenyans and inhabitants of Kitui County, however, that the national government through Kenya Rural Roads Authority has taken up the work of reconstructing the bridge and preventing repeat calamities.

While speaking about the lives lost, Ngilu informed the grieving families that the national government will provide assistance through the Ministry of Interior's disaster management division.

Since River Enziu is a seasonal river, it has been a disaster hot spot for years. Even though many people have lost their lives trying to cross the river in previous years, the residents of Kitui have little choice but to utilize the killer bridge in the meantime as they wait for its reconstruction.

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