Residents of Romogi and Kochi sub-counties in Yumbe are facing a significant challenge in traversing River Kena. This predicament stems from the recent heavy rainfall that caused the newly constructed bridge to be washed away earlier this week.
This bridge played a vital role in connecting Lomunga trading centre to the Kochi bridge along the Yumbe-Moyo Road via Bidibidi base camp. Its existence greatly facilitated the lives of those who regularly used this route.
However, the situation took a turn for the worse following a Tuesday downpour, leading to the erosion of a substantial portion of the bridge. Consequently, transportation along this route has come to a standstill, compelling commuters to seek alternative means.
For pedestrians, particularly individuals like the women and child depicted in the image, crossing River Kena has now become a treacherous endeavor, reminiscent of navigating a hazardous obstacle course. A single misstep could result in a severe fall.
In these trying circumstances, many individuals in this area find themselves with no choice but to summon their courage to make the perilous journey across the river.
Moreover, the presence of sharp rocks, remnants of the destroyed bridge, is scattered all around, further exacerbating the challenges faced by those attempting to cross from one side to the other.