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Stay Alert, Heavy Rains Persist-Kenya Met. Department

Kenya Meteorological Department says the ongoing heavy rains that have unleashed deadly floods will persist.

The department is urging Kenyans particularly those in the Nairobi metropolitan area to stay alert warning that there is no let-up in the wet weather.

“The downpour persists! Expect heavy rainfall in select parts of the Nairobi metropolitan area this Monday. Stay alert!” KMD warned.

The weekly weather forecast indicates that rainfall is expected across the country, with heavy rain likely in various regions including Highlands East/West Rift Valley, Nairobi, Lake Victoria basin, Southeast lowlands, Northeastern, and Northwestern.

Sunday night downpour is one of the worst following the death of over 45 people after a dam in Old Kijabe burst, sweeping away tens of people and houses in Mai Mahiu, Naivasha.

Rescuers are digging through debris to find survivors with the death toll expected to go up.

Motorists using the Nairobi-Mai Mahiu road have been affected, as their vehicles were washed away, and some were trapped in the mud.


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