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The meteorological department has released the week-long forecast with rains expected ahead of tomorrow’s Jamhuri Day celebrations.

In a notice, Met said the Lake Victoria Basin, the highlands, West of the Rift Valley, central and South Rift Valley are likely to experience morning rains over few places all through from December 10 to16.

This will include Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, UasinGishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, laikipia , Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia.

Northwestern counties of Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu counties are likely to experience morning rains over few places throughout the period.

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur over a few places except on Wednesday, Friday and Monday which will experience sunny intervals.

Highlands East of the Rift Valley (including Nairobi area, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka counties are likely to experience morning rains over several places on Tuesday and Sunday and over few places during the rest of the forecast period.

Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo counties are likely to experience morning rains over several places on Wednesday and Friday and over few places on the remaining days.

Southeastern Lowlands (Counties of Kajiado, Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Taita Taveta) are likely to experience morning rains as well as afternoon and night showers over few places throughout the forecast period.

However, the morning rains and afternoon showers on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday are likely to spread to several places.

The Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties are likely to experience morning and afternoon showers over few places throughout the forecast period.

However, the showers may spread to several paces on Saturday and Monday both in the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday and Friday are expected to have sunny intervals in the afternoon.

Nights are expected to be partly cloudy although showers may occur over few places on Saturday and Monday.

The ongoing heavy rains have so far claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the country and affected half of the Kenyan counties with most hit being Wesk Pokot where over 50 people