Torrential rain which pounded many parts of Nairobi early Thursday has rendered roads impassable and businesses unopenable.
Commuters headed to work had to bear with the devastation following the rains, which started at 6:30am.
Some motorists, who braved the flooded carriageways, got stuck, while others had to stay for more than two hours in traffic jam.
Affected areas include estates in Eastlands such as Embakasi, Donholm, Buruburu, Kayole; many parts of Westlands; the capital’s central business district; Lang’ata, Nairobi West, South B, among others.
Copious floods filled Moi Avenue, Tom Mboya, Racecourse Road, Ronald Ngala Street, Temple Road, Haile Selassie Avenue, Kimathi Street among others, making it a nightmare for commuters alighting from matatus.
Affected Nairobi residents took to social media platforms Twitter and Facebook to share their nerve-wracking experiences with the rains. The hashtag “Nairobi Rains” topped micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
The online users directed their frustrations on Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, urging him to fix the capital’s drainage system.
The Kenya Meteorological Department (MET) says heavy rains hitting most parts of the country are likely to continue.
The weatherman on Friday, March 9, issued an alert of impeding rains, which it predicted would, most likely, wreak havoc in parts of Kenya beginning this week.
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