Aerial view of the road network in Mai mahiu escarpment
Mai mahiu road is a busy highway connecting Nairobi to South Rift counties of Bomet, Kericho, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-marakwet and Nandi. It also leads to Nyanza region together with the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve in Narok county.
However, the busy road network is not for every Tom, Dick and Harry. It is one of the most scary routes in the country given that it is constructed on the walls of the great Rift Valley escarpment and only stout-hearted travelers and drivers can withstand the frightening view of the deep escapement while on transit during broad daylight.
For the faint-hearted, they usually feign sleep in between the escarpment to avoid wild thoughts that may be provoked by the frightening view.
The scary point is just kilometres away from the ever busy Mai mahiu town that beautifully lies at the foot of the escarpment.
The road network is also part of the tourist attractions in the area given that it's good for picnics. The escarpments viewpoint is also located near it coupled with favorable weather conditions.
The region provides an aesthetically pleasing view of the great Rift Valley escarpment.
Back in the 1970s when road networks were not widely developed, the Mai mahiu route was the only access road to Nairobi from Nyanza, South Rift and Western Kenya.
However, the road is also synonymous with deadly accidents and frequent flooding which is caused by runoff from mount Longonot and Suswa areas which ends up depositing silt on the road and initiating subsidence at fault lines rendering the road impassable.
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