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Manhole on Keroe street repaired after The Eastleigh Voice highlights issue

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Last month,  The Eastleigh Voice reported on the deteriorating state of Keroe Street and its impact on the community.

The manhole on Keroe Street, California, has been repaired following coverage by The Eastleigh Voice last week. Repairs commenced immediately after the report and were completed by Wednesday night.

Residents told The Eastleigh Voice that the manhole resulted from a collapsed sewage system caused by the road's poor condition.

Mahat Hassan a resident along this road said that a sewage system collapsed due to the soil erosion occasioned by the heavy rains and standing water on the road.

"It is the rains and the soil erosion that has resulted in the development of the manhole," said Mahad.

This manhole, located just a few meters from the Nomad Paradise Hotel had severely disrupted traffic in the area. Motorists were forced to manoeuvre around the edges of the street to avoid falling into the manhole, complicating their daily commutes.

Godfrey Maina, a taxi driver, expressed his frustration to The Eastleigh Voice last week, highlighting how the manhole had exacerbated the already poor road condition.

"This is one of the worst roads around here, and now this manhole has worsened the situation. Driving on this road is now a big issue," said Maina.

Bishari Ali, a resident, shared a similar experience. He nearly hit his car on the manhole while driving at night, noting that the street was dark and slippery after sunset.

"I almost got myself into that hole last night. It's dangerous driving on this street at night," said Bishar.

It is now riddled with large potholes, making navigation increasingly difficult. The stagnant water in the potholes also poses health risks as it becomes dirty and emits a foul odour.

On Wednesday, some residents took the initiative to temporarily repair part of the road.

Keroe Street is home to several businesses, including hospitals, food wholesalers, shops, restaurants, and beauty parlours.

There are also numerous residential apartments housing thousands of people. The street is a crucial route for school-going children, particularly those attending nearby madrasas.

It connects Marimbi Street to General Wariungi Street at Nomad Palace Hotel.

Hussein Abdullahi, a shop owner on Keroe Street, expressed his frustrations last month over the difficulties delivery vehicles face in reaching his store.

"Big lorries that should be delivering goods to my shop fear using this road. It is so bad," said Hussein. He noted that commercial vehicles avoid the road to prevent getting stuck in the potholes.

Ahmed Harun, who runs a wholesale shop, echoed Hussein's concerns. He said that the poor condition of the road makes it challenging for delivery vehicles to access his business. "It is making our business more hard. I hope it gets repaired," he said.

Taxi driver Michael Kamau pointed to property developers as part of the problem. He claimed that large parts of the road's sewage system have been grabbed by developers, leading to poor drainage. "There is no drainage on this street because it was destroyed. That is why you see all this water here," said Kamau.

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