VIDEO – Protests in Utawala over poor state of roads

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By Mwangi Waweru

Residents in Utawala today morning blocked roads in protest of the damages made by lorries ferrying ballast and sand.

According to the residents the lorries are using the Kincar road in Utawala as a shortcut to avoid the Mlolongo weighbridge further disrupting the lives of the area residents.

Some of the residents living along the road have been forced to vacate due to the unbearable dust and air pollution brought by the lorries.

The residents have said they will continue with the protests until the government listens and acts on their grievances as people are suffering from health issues and harassment from the truck drivers.

Businesses and hospitals have also been closed down as they are not able to operate in the conditions.

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