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Weatherman warns of more rains in Nairobi

Nairobi residents have been warned to expect more rainfall in the coming days by the weatherman.

The Meteorological Department released a statement on Saturday that also mapped out other areas of the country that will experience heavy downpour from April 30 to May 4.

The department indicated that the next 24 hours will see several areas being pounded by the heaviest rainfall since the beginning of the month.

On Sunday Nairobi, Nandi, Kericho, Meru and some parts of Northern Turkana will receive heavy rainfall, while Nandi, Nakuru, Narok, Lamu and West Pokot will experience intense downpour on Sunday and Monday.

Areas also set to experience high rainfall include southeastern parts of Isiolo County,  western parts of Garissa, Meru, Kericho, and Trans Nzoia counties.

The alert comes amid reports of deadly landslides and collapse of buildings that have left several people dead.

On Friday, four people died and three others were injured after the Department of Defence (DoD) perimeter wall along Lenana Road, Nairobi, collapsed on them.

On Saturday night a building collapsed in Huruma killing 10 people and  trapping scores of people in the rubble.

“So far 10 bodies have been recovered and we have 80 people who have been treated and discharged from hospital,” Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said on the casualties of the collapsed building.