Nairobi flooded after minutes of downpour – PHOTOS
Nairobians were reminded on Tuesday afternoon of the city’s pathetic drainage system after roads flooded following less than an hour of downpour.
Kipande Road was the most affected, with motorists driving through flood waters to get to their destination.
In Westlands area, roads and parking lots were quickly flooded after the mid-afternoon rain that lasted about 50 minutes.
Ojijo Road was turned into a small river with motorists having to maneuver through flooded sections.
South C also experienced flooding. A video shared on social media showed flooded roads in the estate.
Sections of Thika Superhighway were turned into mini-swimming pools, with the drainage valves on the overpasses flooding parts of roads underneath.
Most flooding was reported within the first 30 minutes of rains that pounded the city.
— Njoroge Kamau (@Antonjoro) April 23, 2019
— Wanjikũ Revolution™ (@WanjikuRevolt) April 23, 2019
The rains have indeed come. My flat is flooded. pic.twitter.com/AH20dk4pZd
— Lady Lar (@MissBachia) April 23, 2019
ojijo road is already flooded 15 minutes later pic.twitter.com/KbgOLa0jju
— Mickey is kinky (@NyambsMickey) April 23, 2019
— W.A.S.H.Y. (@Washkoe) April 23, 2019
I have been flooded out pic.twitter.com/Z7mNUX3n6x
— For President 2022 ?? (@Running4P2022) April 23, 2019
— laban chweya (@chweya_laban) April 23, 2019
— SonharryThePhotog (@wamiti_sonharry) April 23, 2019