Transport hit as trucks keep off the road over poll uncertainty

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The Mlolongo Weighbridge in Machakos County Friday. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG
The Mlolongo Weighbridge in Machakos County Friday. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG 

Uncertainty around the presidential results of the elections held on Tuesday has paralysed transport of goods with the number of trucks plying Mombasa-Nairobi road plunging to 200 daily from 20,000.

A survey along Mombasa road as well as Thika and Nakuru Highways showed long-distance trucks remained parked at company yards in Nairobi’s Industrial Area while others were in estates at Mlolongo.

A visit to Mlolongo Weighbridge station showed only a few trucks were on the road with many driving…

Source – Business Daily