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Here are Nairobi estates to be most affected by El Niño rains

Nairobi County Government will release a list of hotspot areas expected to be most affected by the El-Nino rains from next month.

The list will be released in the wake of the heavy rains that hit the city in May, causing loss of human lives and damaging property worth millions of shillings.

Some of the areas that experienced heavy flooding were Highrise Estate and South C Shopping Centre where houses were submerged with water from Mutu-ini-Ngong River.

Flooding was also witnessed in Loresho and in Muthangare, Kileleshwa Ring Road interchange, which are wetland areas.

Other flood-prone areas are Maziwa-Ziimmerman along Kamiti Road, River Bank area, which is on Baba Dogo-Outer Ring road and Lavington- Chalbi Drive, Garden Estate, Thome, Roysambu, Kahawa West, Donholm, Mbagathi/Langata Road Roundabout, Nairobi West, Ruai, Utawala, Mukuru slums and Kibera Slums.

The county’s Planning, Environment and Roads and Infrastructure departments will release a joint report after mapping out the hotspot area in the coming days.

Roads and Infrastructure Executive Mohamed Abdullahi said the report will also indicate the way forward in terms of dealing with effects of the heavy rains.

It will also highlight the measures City Hall has put in place to mitigate the situation and protect Nairobi residents, said Mr Abdullahi at a meeting in South C on Saturday.

Kenya Meteorological Service has warned that the rains, expected during the second or third week of next month would be above normal and are likely to destroy infrastructure.