The Kenya Rural Road Agency (Kerra) has introduced multiple mobile weighbridges along the newly tarmacked Kajiado-Imaroro-Isara road to end the menace of overloaded sand trucks.
Two years after the road was officially commissioned, dozens of overloaded sand trucks have been plying the route, prompting a public outcry.
The first stretch of 70km from Isara town to Imaroro shopping centre falls under the low volume seal paved roads category. The second stretch measuring 91km runs from Imaroro to Kajiado then from Isinya to Ngong via Kiserian.
The durability of the bitumen standard road, which can only handle vehicles weighing up to 10-tonnes, is at stake in case the rogue sand transporters are not contained. The contractor is left with one year of maintenance work.
A section of residents are up in arms castigating the sand transporters saying the economic boom that came with the road might be short-lived
The road agencies officers are accompanied by armed police officers. In the past, rogue truck drivers have attacked the Kerra.
The new road community liaison officer Mr Richard Sekeyian urged the security apparatus to work closely with road agencies to ensure the road is protected.