Floods wreak havoc in Nairobi as weatherman warns that rains will continue

Flooded homes are seen at Mukuru-Kayaba slum

Flooded homes are seen at Mukuru-Kayaba slum in South B on April 21, 2024.

Photo credit: Smmy Kimatu | Nation Media Group

"The rains are here to stay!" That was the message from the Kenya Meteorological Department to Kenyans Sunday as heavy rains continued to pound parts of the country. 

In the Nairobi metropolitan, where it rained all Saturday night and part of Sunday morning, rains caused flooding on several roads and left motorists stranded. On Saturday night, vehicles could be seen submerged on Namanga Road in Kitengela.

Cars submerged on Namanga Road, Kitengela, after heavy rains

In some parts of South C estate, residents could be seen wading through water on Sunday morning.

Scenes from flooded roads in Nairobi’s South C estate

The story was the same in Mukuru-Kayaba slum, Starehe Sub-County, where heavy rains flooded people's homes and made pathways impassable.

Rains wreak havoc at Nairobi's Mukuru-Kayaba slum

Several city residents took to social media to report being marooned by floods. 

The Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) warned city motorists to avoid Raila Odinga Way and Lang'ata Road near Wilson Airport due to flooding.