HEAVY DOWNPOUR

[PHOTOS] Floods wreak havoc as heavy rains hit Nairobi

Some areas like Westlands experienced flooding due to poor drainage systems.

In Summary

• Some areas like Westlands experienced flooding due to the heavy rains and poor drainage systems.

• The weatherman announced that heavy rains could be experienced more in Kenya between March and May.

Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

It was a normal Tuesday afternoon, the weather was not too hot nor cold, but all that changed in seconds.

Kenyans were caught unaware after a heavy downpour followed by massive hailstones rained in the city.

Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

Many Kenyans were not prepared for the heavy downpour forcing them to either buy an umbrella and brave the rain or find a hiding place before the storm calms.

Boda Boda riders waited for clients under their umbrellas within the CBD as the rains caused massive traffic.

Boda Boda riders wait for clients under the umbrella within the CBD after heavy rains have started pounding the city on February 22, 2022. Photo/ Fredrick Omondi
Boda Boda riders wait for clients under the umbrella within the CBD after heavy rains have started pounding the city on February 22, 2022. Photo/ Fredrick Omondi

Some areas like Westlands experienced flooding due to the heavy rains and poor drainage systems.

Most parts of the country have experienced heavy rains, days after the weatherman announced that heavy rains could fall over much of Kenya between March and May.

Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

The Nairobi-based IGAD’S Climate Prediction and Applications Centre said most of Kenya is likely to receive above-normal rains, except the eastern strip along the Somalia border where rains will be normal.

Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Members of the public walk under umbrellas within the CBD after heavy rains started pounding the city on February 22, 2022. Photo/ Fredrick Omondi
Members of the public walk under umbrellas within the CBD after heavy rains started pounding the city on February 22, 2022. Photo/ Fredrick Omondi
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI
Heavy rains flood a section of Karuna Close due to poor drainage system on February 22, 2022. PHOTO/WILFRED NYANGARESI

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