Transport along the Marigi-Kandakomu road in Gatundu North was paralyzed after the residents turned the road into a farm.
The locals were seen planting banana trunks and branches all over the road as they demonstrated the poor state of the road, a murram road they say has worsened courtesy of the heavy downpours experienced all over the country.
The residents complained about the inconvenience caused to their daily routines when cars habitually get stuck in the mad.
Speaking to the press, a resident explained that they were also demonstrating because of the effects of the heavy rains which has even led to flooding in their house.
They demanded an audience from their member of Parliament blasting him for incompetence. The demonstrators accused him of lying about developments in the area claiming that there was nothing to show
“Tunaandamana kwa sababu ya hii maji, hii maji ni mingi sana imekuja hadi kwangu nyumbani, na mimi nimesema ya kwamba huyo kururia akikuja hapa ntaongea na yeye . Ata leo, mimi naona hii maendeleo anasema kunayo hakuna!. Maendeleo ni ya matope?” one of the residents lamented.
Kururia was further accused of giving out handouts worth 200 for ”a packet of maize flour” stating that they did not want his money anymore as they desired to see the road fixed.
“sisi Kururia venye tunaeza muomba wakati huu ni atutengenezee barabara, hatutaki unga! Anaenda kupeana mia mbili, anapeana za unga, sisi hatutaki pesa zake! Sisi tunataka atutengenezee barabara. Sisi hatutaki pesa zake! Tumechoka!”. another resident said.
They called onto the President reminding him of the promise he made to fix the road during his visit to the Gathaiti shopping center.
“Ata Samoei William Ruto alikuja hapa, alikua na mkutano mkubwa sana hapa Gathaiti shopping centre, na akatuahidi ya kwamba akienda arudi hii njia atatengeneza, tunamuomba kwa heshima akumbuke ile maneno aliapa na atimize na akitimiza tutashukuru sana kwa sababu sisi tuna shida kubwa ambayo ni ya barabara kwa sababu ata mtu akigonjeka usiku lazima uite vijana wakusindikize ili ufike hospitalini,” the resident noted.
The attention has now shifted to the government to see if their woes will fall on deaf ears.