Heavy downpour leaves a trail of destruction as floods wreak havoc in Nairobi [Video]

Motorists and pedestrians were left stranded after several roads were rendered impassable

A flooded road following heavy downpour in Nairobi over the weekend

Heavy downpour witnessed in Nairobi on Saturday (30 November 2019) left a trail of destruction with flooding reported across the city.

Motorists were left stranded for the better part of Saturday evening and night as most roads were rendered impassable.

Pedestrians were not spared either as they had to wade through the raging flood waters.

Among the worst-hit areas was Parklands where the Nairobi County Government had to deploy its emergency response team after a section of Aga Khan Hospital was hit by the floods that left Limuru road impassable.

"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," Governor Mike Sonko stated.

The governor also gave out contacts through which city residents may reach out for assistance.

"Thotline numbers in case of any emergencies are: 0202344599, 0727447777, 0722886600, 0722156700,0722732330 and 0722832930" Sonko wrote.

The situation was similar in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport JKIA with activist Boniface Mwangi calling for the arrest and prosecution of contractors who built the new wing, claiming that they did a substandard job.

"Whoever designed and those who built Jomo Kenyatta International Airport "new wing" deserve to be prosecuted and jailed," wrote Boniface Mwangi.

In Mathare, it was a sorry situation as area residents had to wade through the flood waters that mixed with raw sewage.

The flooding was made worse by the blocked drainage across the city with the county government working round the clock to unblock the drainage.

Below is a video of the situation in Nairobi.


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