By Rufus Hunja
Over 100 families have been displaced in Kiambu County after heavy rains washed away their houses.
The families from Mwiki and Kiuu locations now want the county government to provide them with alternative shelter as well as evacuate those living in flood prone areas to safer grounds until the rains subside.
Heavy rains witnessed over the last three days in various parts of the country continue to wreck havoc with County Governments and the National Government disaster management severely tested.
And after several homesteads were washed away in Narok County and roads rendered impassable in Turkana and other parts of the country, about 100 families from Kiambu County are now counting their losses after heavy rains washed away their houses and business premises.
In its latest forecast, the Kenya Meteorological Service says the Central Highlands including, Nairobi area counties of Nairobi, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka are expected to experience morning rains over few places throughout the forecast period Afternoon and evening showers are expected to occur over several places on all days
While warning of continued flooding in most flood prone areas, the Met Service in its seven days forecast stretching to November 23rd, says heavy rainfall is expected over several parts of the country throughout the forecast period
“There is a continued risk of flooding over low lying areas and those with poor drainage,” says the Met Service in the forecast signed by Director Joseph Kongoti and warns that Landslides are likely to occur on steep slopes.
In its seven days forecast, the Lake Victoria Basin, Highlands West of the Rift Valley, Central and South Rift Valley counties of Siaya, Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Transnzoia, Baringo, Uasingishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kajiado, Kericho, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia, are expected to experience morning rains over few places throughout the forecast period Afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms are expected to occur over several places throughout the forecast period
Northwestern counties of Turkana, West Pokot and Samburu are expected to experience morning rains over few places from Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday and Monday are expected to experience sunny intervals in the morning. Afternoons may be mainly sunny.
Northeastern counties of Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo are expected to receive morning rains over few places throughout the forecast period Afternoon and evening showers are expected to occur over few places from Saturday to Monday.
Southeastern counties of Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Taita Taveta are expected to receive morning rains over few places on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
The Coastal strip counties of Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale are expected to experience morning showers over few places from Tuesday to Friday
By Rufus Hunja