Kenya: Heavy Rains Expected in 32 Counties

Youths rescuing a cow in a flooded area at Chesegon area, West Pokot County after heavy rains (file photo).
28 November 2021

Nairobi — Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in 32 Counties in the next 24 hours.

They include Nairobi, Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado, Tana River, Lamu, Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kiambu, Murang'a, Embu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Nyeri, Tharaka, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia,

Uasin Gishu, Nyamira, Kisii, Narok, Nakuru, Migori.

The rains could cause floods in some parts. In the capital Nairobi, flooding was reported on sections of Mombasa road and Uhuru Highway rendering the roads impassable for several hours.

The Met department said the remaining counties of North-eastern, North-western, South-eastern Lowlands will generally remain dry while strong southerly winds of over 25 12.5m/s are expected over parts of Turkana and the eastern half of the Country.

The country has in the last one month experienced dry weather with sporadic showers in some parts.

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