Rains Destroy Busy City Road, Traffic Diverted

  • Signpost showing an ongoing construction. Traffic was on Thursday, October 17 diverted along the Likoni-Lunga Lunga road due to heavy rainfall. Facebook
  • Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced that vehicles plying the Likoni - Lunga Lunga Road in Mombasa have been diverted.

    In a statement, the authority noted that vehicles using the said route would be diverted to Lunga Lunga - Kwale - Kombani Road.

    The authority explained that the diversion had been necessitated by a damaged culvert at Muhogo, making it difficult for vehicles to use the affected road. 

    "Following the ongoing rains being experienced at Coast region, motorists are being advised to exercise caution while driving," read an excerpt from the statement.

    A flooded street in Mombasa following heavy rains on October 25, 2018
    A flooded street in Mombasa following heavy rains on October 25, 2018

    KeNHA also assured road users that a contractor was already onsite remedying the damage.

    In May 2019, the road was closed yet again after it flooded following heavy rainfall.

    On Thursday, October 17, four people died after they were swept away by floodwaters following a heavy downpour in Kyaani, Kitui County. 

    The four were killed after a flooded river swept away their pick-up truck.

    It was reported that two people were able to escape. 

    Locals at the scene where the pick up that was swept away by floods killing four people on Thursday, October 17.
    Locals at the scene where a pick-up truck was swept away by floods, killing four people on Thursday, October 17.