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Pictures: Nairobi, city covered in floods


A house submerged in floods at Garden Estate, Nairobi following heavy rains last night. [Nebert Saisi, Standard]

Nairobi is an eyesore today.

Floods continue wreaking havoc in the city and its environs following last night’s heavy rains.

A spot check by The Standard on Saturday, January 13 revealed a worrying situation: some houses were submerged in flood waters, and roads were rendered impassable.

Motorists were captured maneuvering flooded sections of roads on Mombasa Road, Kenyatta, and Haile Selassie avenues.

Pedestrians on the other hand sought help to cross roads as walking passages were flooded.

The Standard has also learnt that houses at Garden Estate in Nairobi were submerged in water, with residents complaining of poor drainage.

The Kenya Meteorological Department predicted that the heavy rainfall will continue until Monday, accompanied by storms.

Here’s how different areas are looking:


A resident of Garden Estate in Nairobi walks through flooded water to access his house. [Nebert Saisi, Standard]


Pedestrians in Nairobi CBD wade through floods as pathways flooded due to blockage of drainage systems on Kenyatta and Moi Avenue junction. [David Gichuru, Standard]

 Walking passages within the CBD rendered impassable following the heavy rains. [David Gichuru, Standard]
 Garden Estate in Nairobi covered in floods. [Nebert Saisi, Standard]
 Nairobi CBD as seen on Saturday, January 13, 2024. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Nairobians navigate through flood waters at the Uhuru Highway/ Kenyatta Avenue intersection following heavy rains. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

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