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Uhuru’s residence flooded after heavy downpour in Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s residence was not left out of the inconveniences caused by heavy rains that pounded the city on Monday night.

A picture showing a flooded State House due to the heavy rains has emerged on social media.

The photo depicts the entrance to the Head of State’s residence swamped with water completely, a stark reminder of the poor drainage system in Nairobi.

Elsewhere, Mai Mahiu Narok road at Suswa are also some of the roads that have been affected by floods causing a number of vehicles to get stuck in the mud causing a heavy traffic in the area.

The National Disaster Management Unit has cautioned motorists to exercise extreme care while using the roads.

“Due to the ongoing rains, water is collected on some portions of our road, some roads may be slippery and visibility may be poor. We appeal to all road users to obey traffic laws rules and regulations,” said the deputy Director and Communication Officer NDMU, Mwachi Pius Masai.

NDMU also urged vehicle owners to ensure that their vehicles are serviceable, with good breaking system, whippers are good, good lighting system and tyres are in good condition.

Members of the public are also advised to report any driver that may be doing anything to put lives of passengers and other road users in danger.

All broken down vehicles should be kept off from the road, drivers should ensure that they put warning signs and take cautionary measures to warn other road users.

“Report to nearby police officer or station on any broken down vehicles on the road,” said Mr. Mwachi.