One of the photos shared online of a dust storm that was experienced in Emali along Mombasa Road on Thursday. PHOTO | COURTESYOne of the photos shared online of a dust storm that was experienced in Emali along Mombasa Road on Thursday. PHOTO | COURTESY
By MWENDE KASUJJA

Kenyans online on Thursday shared images of a major dust storm which they said was at Emali along Mombasa road.

Those who shared the images warned motorists of a high likelihood that the major highway would have poor visibility.

A dust storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions and takes place when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface.

They are common especially in northern Kenya where in April this year, a similar phenomenon was experienced in Marsabit.

The Thursday occurrence happened as many parts of the country experienced the start of the short rains.