Nairobians brave flooded roads after night of heavy downpour

Activities along sections of Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway in Nairobi were interrupted on Thursday, March 23, after flooding that followed a heavy downpour.
The rains began on Wednesday evening and continued through the night causing flooding that made the roads impassable for commuters and motorists.

The Kenya Meteorological Department predicts that the March 2023 rains will be below average in most parts of the country.

However, the Lake Victoria Basin and the extreme northwestern parts of the country are expected to receive near-average rainfall.

The images below depict the situation in Nairobi on Thursday.

Heavy traffic along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi on March 23, 2023 following a heavy downpour that caused flooding. [Wilberforce Okwiri,Standard]

Flooding along Uhuru Highway in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]
Flooding along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi following a heavy downpour. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]