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Brace yourselves for continued rains – weatherman advises Kenyans.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has advised Kenyans across various regions to prepare for moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the day.


According to the weather forecast, the rains will persist in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, and the Rift Valley.


The North Western region and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, including Nairobi County, will also experience the anticipated rains, with thunderstorms likely in most areas during the afternoon.


“Nairobi metropolis forecast: 🌧️ Anticipate moderate to heavy, possibly very heavy rainfall across multiple areas within the metropolis. Stay weather-aware and prepared! ☔️ Check for updates,” stated the weatherman in a release shared on Wednesday.


This update comes amid ongoing floods that continue to wreak havoc in various parts of the country.


Government entities have urged Kenyans to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions against the adverse effects of the rainfall.


In Nairobi, the county has implemented measures to mitigate the impact of the floods, including close collaboration with the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to ensure road passability.


“A number of roads were affected, disrupting traffic and human movement, especially Radar Odinga Road and Langata Road junction (near T-mall), which flooded due to the Ngong River bursting its banks. The water is currently receding as the drainage system operates. Other affected roads include Uhuru Highway, Enterprise Road, OleOdume Road, Ojijo Road, Langata South Road, James Gichuru, and many others,” read a statement from Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja.


Governor Sakaja also urged residents living along riverbanks to evacuate for their safety and reassured city dwellers that appropriate measures have been deployed to flooded areas.


He reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the challenges posed by heavy rains and stressed the importance of vigilance and caution to protect lives and property.


“Please heed all warnings and advisories issued by relevant authorities and avoid unnecessary travel in flood-prone areas. All county government emergency services are on high alert and standby to provide necessary support. In case of an emergency, you may reach the county via the hotline number 1508,” Sakaja emphasized.”


Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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