Heavy Rains Causing Havoc For Drivers On Mombasa Road Due To Poor Drainage

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A car submerged in water at a section of Mombasa Road on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Motorists using Mombasa Road in Nairobi are bemoaning flooding on the busy highway following the onset of heavy rains over the weekend.

The havoc has been witnessed before during rainy seasons but has this time been worsened by the construction of the Nairobi Expressway which has led to creation of many murram diversions along the highway.

In videos and photos shared by travellers of the situation on Sunday, vehicles were seen wading through deep waters against the tides.

A photo taken near City Cabanas showed a saloon car stuck in an un-cordoned roadside trench, with water fully covering its bonnet. 

At Waiyaki Way, the situation was just as bad, after the rains led to the collapse of electricity poles which in the morning hours of Sunday were still obstructing traffic flow on the road.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on Saturday notified motorists of flooding on Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway in the sections around Nyayo Stadium and Bunyala Roundabouts, advising them to use other routes.

“The Nairobi Expressway Project implementation team is working to address the problem and ease vehicular movement,” reads a statement from the Authority.

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