Heavy downpour expected in Nairobi, 31 counties

Monday, November 29th, 2021 09:58 | By
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The Kenya Meteorological Department on Sunday, November 28 warned of heavy rainfall in a total of 32 counties.

The department in a statement said that the rains will be experienced in the next 24 hours.

The counties include; Nairobi, Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado, Tana River, Lamu, Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, isiolo, Kiambu, Murang’a, Embu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nyamira, Kisii, Narok, Nakuru and Migori.

This comes just a day after heavy rainfall was witnessed causing floods in Nairobi.

The floods rendered most of the roads within the city impassable with vehicles being carried away by the waters.

According to the meteorological department the other areas of North Eastern, North-Western, South-Eastern Lowlands will remain dry.

The areas that will remain dry will also experience strong southerly winds of over 25 12.5m/s are expected over parts of Turkana and the eastern half of the country.

Kenya has in the last one month experienced dry weather with sporadic showers in some parts.

Photos seen by K24 Digital on Sunday, November 28- showed vehicles ploughing through waters along parts of the highway which is still under construction.

In a video that has since gone viral a rider is seen struggling to get his motorbike out of the floods underneath the pillars supporting the Nairobi Expressway.

Overwhelmed by the raging waters, a white saloon car was filmed submerged in a trench at City Cabanas near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Along, Uhuru Highway- motorists were also struggling to drive along the road due to the floods.

Along Waiyaki Way- there was heavy downpour which led to the collapse of electric poles that blocked sections of the highway a few meters before ABC Place posing danger to users of the road.

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