Heavy rains to continue until Monday - Met department says

Teso South constituents risk their lives by crossing a submerged bridge at River Makakisi on October 18, 2019. Photo by Ignatius Odanga/Standard
Teso South constituents risk their lives by crossing a submerged bridge at River Makakisi on October 18, 2019. [Ignatius Odanga/Standard]
Kenya Meteorological department has warned that there will be heavy rains up to Monday, October 28 across the country which may trigger potential floods, with flood waters expected to appear in places where it has not rained heavily.

Areas expected to experience heavy rainfall include Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, parts of Tana River, Lamu, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Busia, Kisii and Nyamira. Others include Kericho, Bomet, Nakuru, Baringo, Narok, Migori, Nandi, West Pokot, Southern Turkana, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Vihiga, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Busia, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Nakuru, Isiolo, Garissa, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir.

Members of the public have been urged to avoid driving through, or walking in moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows to avoid exposure to lightning strikes.

Heavy rains were Wednesday night experienced in Nairobi causing flooding on some roads.

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