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The search of the six people reported missing in Mathare, Nairobi County has been suspended after floods wreaked havoc in the city after a night of heavy downpour.
The six were reported missing as their houses got marooned by the heavy floods on Tuesday night with other residents forced out of their houses where they had to seek refuge on the rooftops.
George Aguko a resident said that he tried reaching out to the Kenya Red Cross and the County Government to no avail after their houses began flooding at 2.00 am as flood water from Nairobi river made its way into their homes.


“I reached out to the Kenya police in Ruaraka, they contacted me in the morning after we got exhausted from calling. All those rescue teams that we are advised to call in case of such an incident ignored our calls. People have started getting out of rooftops because the floods are subsiding. There are people who are trapped in the houses,” Aguko said.

The Kenya Red Cross has however managed to rescue Eighteen people, including 11 adults and 7 children in Mradi area of Mathare 4A after being stranded due to floodwaters.

Kenya Red Cross however following the heavy downpour on Tuesday has dispatched a rescue team to assess the condition in different parts of Nairobi that have been affected by heavy flooding.

In a statement on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, the Kenya Red Cross said the team would initiate search and rescue operations if need be.

“After heavy downpours in various parts of Nairobi last night, our Nairobi Red Cross Branch team has been dispatched to conduct assessments in most of the affected areas and, if needed, initiate search and rescue operations,” the Kenya Red Cross stated.

Other  parts of Nairobi that have experienced heavy rainfall overnight, resulting in flash floods are Mukuru, Huruma, Ruaraka, Baba Dogo, Bosnia, Umoja 3, Choka, Njiru, Ruai, Utawala, Githurai, Kahawa, Eastern Bypass, Kinoo, Kijabe, Limuru, Ruiru, Graceland, Joska, Kaswito, Kicheko, Mangili, Kenyatta Road, Juja, Kitengela, and Magadi.

Also read https://uptownradio.co.ke/weatherman-issues-7-day-prediction-as-section-of-nairobi-locals-sleep-on-rooftops-due-to-floods/.

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