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How did this poorly built manhole find its way on busy city road?

By SYLVANIA AMBANI September 17th, 2018 1 min read

City motorists are puzzled how a manhole found its way to a busy a road in Pangani, a potential death trap using the road.

A photo posted on Twitter by @Ma3route shows motorists forced to swerve sharply to escape the manhole that protrudes into the road.

Pieces of glass are scattered around the manhole, a sign of a recent accident at the scene by a motorist could not to see the manhole early enough.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) suspect the illegal manhole was built by the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.

β€œIt has been noted and something will be done about this issue. Kindly bear with us and sorry for the inconvenience and dangers exposed as a result of this manhole,” said Kura spokesperson John Cheboi.

He added: β€œIt is yet not known why the manhole came to be placed at that particular place but we suspect Nairobi Water and Sewarage company people.”