In Summary
  • Heavy rainfall amounts of 70mm is expected in some parts Mandera, Wajir and Marsabit Counties.

  • On Wednesday, five people were buried alive following a landslide that also swept homes in five villages in Mathioya, Murang’a County.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned Kenyans to brace themselves for heavy rains accompanied by strong winds leading to flash floods and landslides for the next four days.

Weatherman says the rains will be more than 50 millimetres, leading to cold and wet weather in the Rift Valley highlands, north eastern, central and coastal regions. Heavy rainfall amounts of 70mm is expected in some parts Mandera, Wajir and Marsabit counties.

Moderate rainfall of between 20mm and 50mm is expected in some parts of Tana River, Kwale, Embu, Murang’a, Kajiado and Siaya Counties.

MUDSLIDES

The rains may trigger more mudslides and landslides in Eastern and Central areas as well as storm surges in the Coastal areas. Heavy and persistent showers and thunderstorm will be experienced in western and North Eastern region.

The counties that will be affected by increased rainfall include Kakamega, Vihiga, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Bomet, Kericho and Uasin Gishu.

Others are Kisii, Nyamira, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Busia, Nakuru, Narok, Laikipia, Nyeri, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Kiambu and Nyandarua.

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