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Four dead after wall collapses during heavy downpour in Nairobi

Four people have died and three others injured after a perimeter wall collapsed on them on Lenana Road, in  Kilimani.

Kilimani OCPD Peter Katam said the injured have been rushed to hospital.

Mr Katam said the wall of the house between the Russian Embassy and Department of Defence came down during the heavy downpour that rocked the city on Friday.

Police said the dead were two men and a woman. Their identities are yet to be established.

The flooded basement at Yaya Centre. PHOTO | COURTESY
The flooded basement floor at Yaya Centre. PHOTO | COURTESY

The heavy rain on Friday evening also flooded the basement floor of Yaya Centre in Hurlingham.

Nairobi was hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday afternoon. Some major roads that included Denis Pritt, Lenana, Bunyala, Commercial Street and parts of Uhuru highway were heavily flooded.

Forest Road, Museum Hill, Pangani, Ojijo and Thika Road towards Thika Road Mall were flooded, with motorists being urged to avoid them.

On Thursday evening, a tree fell blocking the road near Stima plaza along Kolobot Road and a perimeter wall collapsed between MP Shah and Cancer Care.

The weatherman warned that storms and heavy rains are expected to continue in most parts of the country.