As heavy downpour continue to wreck havoc in the country, the weather man has warned that more rainfall will be witnessed in the country to April 29 with Counties like Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Tana River, Garissa, Kiambu, Muranga and Kitui being the most hit.

According to the Meteorological department,  the rains will be witnessed in the lake basin area, the highland west of rift valley,and the rift valley. The North western region and the highland east of rift valley including Nairobi county also will be affected.

“Flooding is expected in low-lying areas, those in flood plains as well as in urban areas with poor drainage. Landslides may occur on steep slopes where soils become saturated,” the weatherman stated.

Nairobi  Johnson Sakaja, in a recent statement, urged Nairobi residents to be careful during these times advising those residing near river banks to vacate as most river have been breaking banks .

“Please heed all warnings and advisories issued by the relevant authorities and avoid unnecessary travel in flood-prone areas,” Sakaja stated.

“All county Government Emergency Services are on high alert and standby at the scene to provide the necessary support. In case of an emergency, you may reach the county following the hotline number 1508.”

The current situation has seen  Nairobians complain of poor drainage that has disrupted business due to  floods. 

Hundreds have  also been rendered homeless. In Githurai as well as Mihango, residents were forced to sleep on their rooftops due to flooding.




Various roads have also been affected in the city hindering movement. The governor also mentioned various roads that have been affected, warning motorist taking such routes to beware especially Raila Odinga Road and Lang’ata road junction (near T mall) that flooded due to the large volumes of water from river Ngong’. Johnson Sakaja also pointed out that the drainage system is working.

“Other affected roads include Uhuru Highway, Enterprise Road, OleOdume Road, Ojijo Road, Langata South Road, James Gichuru and many others,” Sakaja stated.



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