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Here are the city roads to avoid during heavy rain – NTSA

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has warned city motorists and resident to be cautious while crossing flooded areas.

The agency on Sunday also released a list of city roads that are prone to flooding during rainy seasons.

In a statement, NTSA said Langata Road (T-mall area), Muhoho/Popo Road Junction, Muhoho road at Ngong river crossing, Lusaka and Baricho Roads have been marked as flood prone areas.

Also categorised as dangerous roads are Jogoo road near Makadara law courts, James Gichuru Road at Olenguruone Junction and near Convent drive junction and Marcus Garvey/Chania Avenue Junction.

Others are Kipevu and Ushirika Road junction, Langata South Road at Tangaza College, Lower Kabete/Brookside drive junction, Jakaya Kikwete Road at outlet of main drainage from DoD and Lenana road next to DoD gate.

The authority said it is monitoring traffic flow in the city and areas that could pose danger to motorists.

“The authority wishes to send an alert to all road users to be vigilant due to unfavorable road conditions occasioned by the rains,” a statement from the agency said on Sunday.

NTSA urged motorists and members of the public to call 0718555999 for any incidences on the road.

The Meteorological Department had on Friday warned of heavy rains from April to June, saying some of the regions to be affected included Coast, Western, Central and Rift Valley.

The alert comes amid reports of deadly landslides and collapse of buildings that have left several people dead.

On Friday, four people died and three others were injured after the Department of Defence (DoD) perimeter wall along Lenana Road, Nairobi, collapsed on them.

On Saturday night a building collapsed in Huruma killing 16 people and trapping scores of people in the rubble.