Toll set up by flood bridge builders

HELP for people affected by the recent flooding in the Eastern Highlands has been slowed by the locals who rebuilt where structures were washed away – and they are now charging a toll for vehicles to use the rebuilt culverts.
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Kenemote village

Staff Reporter

The Post Courier newspaper reported that the villagers in Kenemote were charging more than nearly K100 for every vehicle to cross a culvert built by the locals.
 
Those affected by the flooding say they are unable to flee because they are also being charged to cross in the other direction. The flood has left more than 500 people homeless and washed away animals and food gardens, the Post Courier reported.
 
A councillor from the affected area, Boka Zoganae, said it was shameful to see people inciting more pain to those from his area.
 

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