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Heavy downpour; Nairobians spent night on road

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Nairobians slept in cars and public vehicles following a heavy downpour that paralyzed traffic.

Scores are feared to have lost their lives and property as the rains wrecked havoc in the city.

At Daystar University, fire gutted several vehicles after a transmitter burst into flames.

This caused a stampede through which some students sustained minor injuries.

Athi River burst its banks on the Kangundo Road side, greatly inconveniencing motorists.

At Lunga Lunga, drainage completely collapsed forming a manmade lake on the entire road.

Thika Road was also converted into a water deluge as the firm contracted to manage the road struggled to cope with the massive percolation.

The Eastern by pass was also flooded especially at Ruai with the roads impassable.

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Matters were made worse by overlapping drivers. The flooding has been blamed on poor drainage systems across the city with residents calling for installation of better systems.

This comes at a time when rains have caused massive landslides in West Pokot leading to death of more than 132 people.

The Kenya Redcross has been stationed at the affected areas of pokot to help in rescue mission despite the clumsy weather.

The national government together with the West Pokot county government has been making efforts to move the residents to safer places but this has been challenged by the broken bridges and poor roads all destroyed by the heavy rains.

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