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Ex-KTN journalist Jamal Gadaffi rescued from Westlands flood

With heavy rains persisting across various regions of Kenya, residents of Nairobi City are facing challenges as roads have become impassable due to flooding.

Former KTN Presenter Jamal Gaddafi has expressed his gratitude to Kenyans who played a crucial role in saving his life during severe floods in Westlands, Nairobi.

Taking to social media, Jamal, showed how his car was swept away on First Parklands Road.

He shared a series of video clips alongside his post, showing his vehicle partially submerged in the floodwaters.

“Alhamdullilah. I narrowly escaped death this morning along (First Parklands Road) in Parklands when my car was swept away by floods,” he wrote on Facebook.

“I am lucky that a group of well-wishers quickly came to rescue me. I urge Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja to work on the drainage systems in Nairobi.”

Gaddafi revealed that he was leaving the hospital when the accident occurred.

He called on Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja to take charge of repairing the drainage system.

“I was on my way from the Hospital. I am deeply indebted to all the passers-by who took very little time to save me after the accident,” he said.

“Alhamdulillah. Nairobi County Government should unclog the drainage system along Ojijo road and other areas to avert dangers of flooding.”

The Kenya Meteorological Department has forecasted that the heavy rains will continue until April 22.

“Rainfall to persist across various regions with heavy downpours expected in Central Highlands, Western Kenya, Rift Valley, South-eastern lowlands, Coast, and North-eastern Kenya,” Kenya Met said in an update on April, 20.

Parts of Thika Road, Westlands, Lang’ata and Garden Estate were also affected by the rains on Saturday.

As of April 18, the devastating floods and heavy rainfall have resulted in at least 32 deaths, 15 injuries, and two individuals reported missing.

Over 103,485 people have been affected, with 40,265 individuals displaced across 21 out of the country’s 47 counties.

Additionally, the floods have led to the loss of over 960 livestock and the destruction of 24,010 acres of croplands.