Floods, Landslides Expected In These Areas During El Nino Rains

The Kenya Meteorological Department has announced that some parts of the country have high chances of experiencing floods and landslides due to El Nino rains expected from October to December this year.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, the meteorological department named a number of counties with a 99% likelihood of experiencing high rainfall.

They include Kisii, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Vihiga, Laikipia, Nakuru and Narok.

According to the meteorological department, areas likely to experience landslides include;

  •  West Pokot
  • Kericho ( Kipkelion West constituency)
  • Elgeyo Marakwet (especially areas around the Keiyo escarpments)
  • Mt Elgon
  • Narok (Narok South Sub-county)
  • Nakuru
  • Baringo ( Baringo North and Central Constituencies)
  • Muranga ( In the sloppy areas of the county)
  • Areas around Kilungu in Makueni County

The following regions are expected to experience floods;

  • Western Kenya region – Along River Nyando in Nyakach and Nyando: lower areas of river Nzoia, Winam Gulf and lower reaches of river Sondu
  • Rift valley region – Gilgil, Narok Town, Suswa
  • Coastal region – Voi town, Mwatate, Tana River Delta and Garissa
  • North East Kenya – Lodwar and Lokichar

Flash floods will be prevalent in North Eastern Kenya where there are many seasonal rivers and major cities and towns like Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Naivasha will also experience the same.

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