Nairobi Thrown Into Transport Paralysis as Estates, Roads FloodPosted by On


Sections of Nairobi including the Central Business District (CBD) flooded on Thursday morning following a heavy downpour. 

This was the first major flooding since the country started experiencing heavy rains in November.

Motorists using Kenyatta Avenue were inconvenienced as the road became impassable as well as adjoining roads with cars struggling to make it through the submerged streets. 

Imara Daima was one of the most affected areas as roads in the estate became submerged which brought transport to an almost standstill.

Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen conducts a meeting with taxi-hailing operators at his office on December 7, 2023.

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Kipchumba Murkomen

Despite being elevated, sections of the Nairobi Expressway also experienced flooding leading to a traffic snarl-up.  Additionally, a minor accident was reported in the area. 

Speaking during an interview with Spice FM on Thursday morning, Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen revealed that the government had already put in place measures to address the problem. 

The CS explained that a drainage system was being constructed along Mombasa Road. 

According to the Cabinet Secretary construction of the drainage system is being overseen by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA). 

He explained that this would complement similar works being done by Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). 

The CS added that the delays in the…

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