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Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority

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Heavy rains and blocked drains: Nairobi’s recipe for floods

In August, the authorities took drastic action, bulldozing around 2,000 buildings in the flood plain, including shopping malls worth millions of dollars. After a lull, they are due to resume demolitions this month, national media reports. The ongoing October-December rainy season is on track to bring – mercifully – average volumes of water. Yet the city’s flood risk is rising, as climate change brings more extremes of rainfall. Experts tell Climate Home News better waste management, urban planning and warning systems are needed to protect its growing population. Numerous informal and formal settlements without adequate sewerage and sanitation services edge onto the three Nairobi Rivers: Mathare, Ngong and Nairobi.

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  • Valarie chemutai

    42 w

    Government should be serious on this issue of drainage

    • Chakina Brian

      43 w

      Nairobi government should put more attention to this calamities especially during this session

      • George Kariuki

        43 w

        This should addressed to Nairobi City Council, County government or Governor Johnson Sakaja to make sure swift action is taken.

        • We Don't Have Time

          43 w

          Dear Rotich Kim Your climate warning has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

          • Rashid Kamau

            43 w

            People should be educated on the causes and mitigation measures that can be used to reduce the effects of flooding.

            • Edwin wangombe

              43 w

              The government of Kenya should act fast to prevent the detrimental effects that poor drainage and flooding brings to the people...

              • rosebellendiritu

                43 w

                I think you should also consider giving the Nairobi city council a climate warning coz it's true we are expecting heavy rains but nothing is done in preparation to this,

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