In Summary
  • The rains, which were, accompanied by strong winds, started at 1:30 pm and continued for hours.

  • Traders along the highway were not spared after roofs of their business premises were blown off by strong winds.

A heavy downpour left a trail of destruction in Eldoret town on Monday afternoon.

Transport was paralysed on the Eldoret-Kitale highway after a tree fell and blocked the road at Bacon estate on the outskirts of the town.

The rains, which were, accompanied by strong winds, started at 1.30 pm and continued for hours. The town has been receiving heavy rains for the last three weeks.

DAMAGES

 “We witnessed a very heavy downpour that has caused a lot of damages,” said Mr Kimani Macharia a resident at Bacon estate.

 “The tree also interfered with an electricity pole and we are already experiencing blackout here,” he added.

Eldoret rains

Kenya Power employees remove a tree that fell on the Eldoret-Webuye highway following heavy rains on September 23, 2019.
PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Traders along the highway were not spared after roofs of their business premises were blown off by strong winds.

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