Floods cause havoc in Mombasa

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MET has warned of heavy rains in the region
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The heavy rainfall being experienced at the Coast region continues to disrupt major economic activities.

Heavy flooding has especially interrupted transport in major towns as some of the roads have been rendered completely impassable in the last 48 hours.

Some institutions of learning were not spared either as floodwaters made their way their posing serious risk top learners on tuition.

At the Pwani International Bible College, Kongowea, over a dozen theology students had to vacate their dormitories after rainwater flooded their premises and a perimeter wall caved in.

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According to Rev Jonathan Mutunga Deputy Principal at the college, a big concrete pipeline that cuts across the institutions playground for dirty effluent managed by the County Government of Mombasa has been leaking since the rains started and its effluent is sipping through the entire college compound posing a serious health risk.

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They are now calling on the national and county government to come up with a lasting solution to the floods menace in the region.

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At the Kiembeni junction in Kisauni constituency, a seasonal stream had made it impossible for people to cross on foot.

And for those living in Utange area of Kisauni constituency, the story was not different with locals forced to wade in flooded road to cross a badly affected section of the Utange -Bamburi road.

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Ali Kahindi a resident said that the only solution to problems related to transport woes whenever it rains was to put up a bridge to link a section of the road near Hassan Joho Girls High School.

The weatherman had earlier warned that the coast region would receive heavy rainfall and urged the authorities to put in place adequate measures to mitigate damages.

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