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Floods Leave Trails Of Destruction And Havoc In Nairobi


Nairobi County was on Saturday rocked by a series of floods following a heavy downpour that was experienced in the city.

From the downtown areas of Mathare slums to the uptown areas of Parklands where Aga Khan Hospital sits, the floods wreaked havoc.

Aga Khan Hospital experienced a first hand wrath of of the floods after a section of its hospital was flooded by the over flowing rainfall.

The hospital was forced to halt operations for a short while as emergency response teams from Nairobi County helped the hospital restore services.

“Following heavy rains in Nairobi that led to flooding in some parts of the city, our disaster response team managed to respond to emergency cases especially at Aga Khan Hospital in Parklands where normalcy has been restored. I thank the hospital’s management for good coordination,” said Sonko on Twitter.

Mathare’s Mlango area also experienced floods with rain water entering some of the houses in the slums and causing destruction.

A section of Thika Super Highway also experienced floods causing motorists and commuters plying the highway stranded.

“A section of Thika Superhighway road between NYS headquarters and Muthaiga Police Station is flooded due to heavy rains experienced overnight. Motorists are advised to avoid using service lane and exercise caution along the route,” the Kenya Red cross cautioned motorists in a statement.

But as other areas experienced floods, some areas experienced blackouts lasting several hours.

In Kariokor area, a power pole was hit by lightning causing blackout in the area from Saturday evening to a better part of Sunday.