Sh1.8 billion needed to save Kibera, Mathare, Mukuru slums from effects of flooding
SEE ALSO :Philippine storm death toll rises to 22National census Prof Odada said the amount of money required and the correct population figures might be more because the figures were based on the 2009 national census. “This study found that there is very high population density along the stretches of rivers Mathare, Ngong, and Nairobi, which run through the three slums. This is the main reason flood impacts are severe in the slums,” Odada said. The survey shows that the intensity and frequency of extreme weather will amplify in the era of climate change and increase the destructive impacts of climatic shocks in the slums. Four stations “Significant extreme weather events of rainfall have been found in the four stations (Wilson Airport, Kabete, Dagoretti, and Eastleigh) that best capture the rainfall situation within the three slums. Flooding is expected by residents whether during long or short rains,” Odada said. The survey also shows that Kibera is more at risk to be affected by flooding than Mathare and Mukuru.