Heavy downpour in Mombasa renders roads impassable

A vehicle is nearly submerged in water following heavy rains in Mombasa. [Standard]

Activities in Mombasa County are at a standstill following heavy downpours on Friday night, well into Saturday morning.

The Standard has learnt that the Kibarani area in Mombasa is entirely impassable, as roads are flooded. 

There is heavy traffic on the Mombasa- Changamwe highway due to flooded roads.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek alternative routes.

The rains began on Friday and continued throughout the night.

Roads rendered impassable in Mombasa after heavy night downpour. [Standard]

Residents have urged the County Government to intervene and set up drainage systems to avoid unnecessary flooding.

The Kenya Meteorological Department (Kenya Met) had predicted heavy rains across the country this week, between April 18 and April 24 with the Coastal region experiencing isolated storms and rain during the day.