Scary Scenes, Car Submerged as Floods Hit Mombasa Road [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

  • A car submerged in muddy waters at City Cabanas along Mombasa Road on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
    A car submerged in muddy waters at City Cabanas along Mombasa Road on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
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  • Motorists are now bearing the brunt of poor drainage along Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway following sustained heavy rain that continues to pound parts of the city and across the country.

    Photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke on Sunday, November 28, showed vehicles ploughing through waters along parts of the highway which is still under construction.

    In one clip, a motorcyclist is seen struggling to get his motorbike out of the floods underneath the pillars supporting the Nairobi Expressway.

    Overwhelmed by the raging waters, a white saloon car was filmed submerged in a trench at City Cabanas near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

    A car being driven on a flooded Uhuru Highway on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
    A car being driven on a flooded Uhuru Highway on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
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    The trench had been drilled next to the highway without any barriers signalling danger for the motorists. It is still not clear whether anyone was hurt in the incident.

    The situation was exacerbated by an accident involving a logistic trailer which overturned along Mombasa Road leading to a standstill.

    Separately, motorists were also seen struggling to drive along Uhuru Highway as the floods marooned their vehicles.

    On Waiyaki Way, the overnight heavy downpour, led to the collapse of electric poles, blocking sections the highway a few meters before ABC place, with the live power cables posing great danger.

    This comes just a day after Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) cautioned motorists against using Uhuru Highway following heavy rains that caused flooding.

    Electric poles block Waiyaki Way on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
    Electric poles block Waiyaki Way on Sunday, November 28, 2021.
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    KENHA noted that the flooding had affected the roads around Nyayo Stadium and Bunyala roundabout, adding that a team had been deployed to fix the situation.

    "Motorists are advised of flooding around Nyayo Stadium and Bunyala Roundabout sections. The Nairobi Expressway Project implementation team is working to address the problem and ease vehicular movement.

    "Meanwhile, motorists are advised to avoid the section and use alternative routes. We regret the inconveniences caused," the statement by KENHA read.

    Mombasa Road and Uhuru Highway have perennially suffered from flooding before the start of the construction of Nairobi Expressway that kicked off in early 2020.

    Below is the video:

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