Twenty minutes downpour has caused mayhem in Nairobi despite Governor Mike Sonko promising that drainage systems around the city were up and running for this rainy season.
Nairobians hoped that the recent efforts by Sonko’s government to unclog the city drainage and sewer lines will save them of the past experiences.
However, the few minutes rainfall put to test his statement with some roads currently impassable.
Kenyans were relieved to see the rains finally start falling in parts of the country after a lengthy dry spell that led to drought in several counties, where food relief is now required.
The meteorological department had issued alerts that rainfall would be experienced from this week, citing Western Kenya, Central and South Rift Valley as areas to experience showers and thunderstorms.
Nairobi and parts of Central Kenya were also included in their forecast.