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KWS closes parts of Nairobi National Park due to heavy rains

Kenya Wildlife Service has temporarily closed some sections of roads that have been destroyed by the ongoing heavy rains.

The Service said holidaymakers will not be able to access the roads Between junction 4A and 6 and junction 18A and 5. KWS, however, said most circuits are still accessible but urged visitors to tour the park using four-wheel drive vehicles.

The park has borne the brunt of the ongoing heavy rains.

Last month, a family of five had a lucky escape after their vehicle got submerged in rain water following flash floods inside the park.

It took the rescue effort of a team of KWS rangers to evacuate the marooned family, 10 minutes after the distress call was made to their main office.

Senior Warden at the Nairobi National Park, Nelly Kendogor, said the family of five that consisted of three adults and two children, had embarked on a game drive around midday when tragedy struck.

“We received a call from one of the rangers informing us of their situation. Our team quickly responded and we were successful in evacuating the family trapped in the van,” Kendogor said.