Fear of mud, landslides grows in slums as El Niño approaches

People walk over a shallow drainage system at Gikomba in Rhonda, Nakuru County, on October 1, 2015. Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that the county government would spend more than Sh500 million to deal with the impact of the rains. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • On Wednesday evening, the residents were shaken when rains caused flooding in some estates. A road in Kwa Rhonda was cut off from the rest of the town.
  • Property owners have begun building waterways to divert the impending runoff. During Wednesday’s rain, some houses were submerged.
  • He added that the county government would spend  more than Sh500 million to deal with the impact of the rains.

Thousands of Nakuru Town residents are in danger of being buried alive by mud and landslides during the El Niño rains, a report shows.

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