Transport was on Monday paralysed alongside Embu-Kanyoonyo highway in Machanga after irate locals blocked the highway to protest water scarcity within the space.
The locals declare that River Thiba which they depend upon for water has been blocked. They declare some folks have diverted water on the river to irrigate their personal farms.
For the higher a part of at this time, the highway has been impassable after the locals’ barricade.
“We is not going to relent till those that have blocked this river unblock it. They can not topic us to this struggling. Our animals are struggling too,” Stephen Nyaga one of many demonstrators said.
Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire was additionally caught up within the demonstration whereas on her approach to Mutuombare for a growth assembly forcing her to cease and handle the locals on the difficulty.
Mbarire stated that she had made some calls to the ministry of water for the river to be unblocked and permit movement downstream.
“We can not have some few folks blocking our river to an extent of lacking water for nearly a month that’s fully unacceptable,” the county boss famous.