Transport on the busy Narok-Mai Mahiu road in Kenya remained paralysed Monday morning after the section that was cut-off last week dipped again sparking fears the continent of Africa will soon split into two.
The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) said the road sunk in after developing a fault line.
Motorists plying the route have been advised to seek alternative roads to access their final destinations.
“The Mai Mahiu – Suswa Road section that had on Tuesday been affected by a fault line has dipped in again, thus cutting off the road for a second time. Heavy commercial vehicles are currently not able to cross the section,” said a statement from the agency.
“KeNHA has embarked on an immediate emergency exercise to restore the section using rockfill. Motorists are requested to bear with the situation, which is expected to necessitate traffic interruption which may last up to four hours as the authority undertakes this exercise within the shortest time possible.”
The fault line, according to the agency, was caused by heavy rains that have been pounding various parts of the country in the last three weeks.
But Geologist David Adede has however told the NTV station that the massive crack is part of ongoing tectonic shifts that will one day result in the continent of Africa splitting in two.
He adds that the gulf has been growing at a “rate of two centimetres per year”