The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has issued an alert to motorists warning of a damaged highway in Mombasa County.

The notice sent out on Friday read: "KeNHA would like to alert motorists plying the Lunga Lunga - Ukunda road that a section of the highway at Marenje has flooded and is temporarily impassable.

"Motorists are advise to exercise caution and try alternative routes including the Vanga-Shimoni road," the notice read.

Flooded section of Lunga Lunga - Ukunda highway
Flooded section of Lunga Lunga - Ukunda highway

The road seemed to be undergoing construction from photos shared online.

Members of the public were also seen crowding in the area as vehicles turned away from the spot.