– Rainfall being experienced in several parts of the country is expected to continue for the next few days –
Areas of Central Kenya including Nairobi and Western regions are expected to experience a moderate to heavy rainfall
– Those in lightning prone areas have been warned to avoid actions that could endanger their lives – Motorists have been cautioned against driving across fast moving water to avoid accidents. – Residents in urban and low lying areas have once again been warned to watch out for flash floods
The Kenya Meteorological department has warned residents of several counties to be on the look out for flash floods starting Saturday, June 1 to Thursday, June 6.
According to the department, moderate rainfall will be expected over Central regions, including Nairobi and parts of Western Kenya.
A statement from the department on Friday , May 31, further indicated very heavy rainfall will be expected over several parts of Western, Southern, Central and Northern Rift valley.
Counties expected to be affected will include among others, Turkana, Samburu, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kisii, Baringo, Nyamira, Nakuru, Meru, Embu, Nairobi and Nyeri.
Residents of the affected areas have been advised to be on the look out for potential flash floods and avoid walking, driving or wading through fast moving waters.
“Minimise exposure to lightning by not sheltering under trees and grilled windows or walking in open fields,” said the department.
Residents residing in landslide prone areas including Murang’a have been cautioned to stay alert.