Ngong River burst its banks after the heavy rains experienced In Nairobi Kibera and Ngong on Saturday night rendering many citizens homeless.
Residents living around the river’s jurisdiction were affected by these floods including those living in Fuata Nyayo, Commercial, Kenya Wine, Kayaba, Crescent, Budalangi, Maasai Village, Kwa Reuben, Kingstone, and Lunga-Lunga slums.
This flooding swept away the Kayaba\Hazina bridge that connects Entreprise and Aoko road from Kayaba stage to Hazina stage forcing pedestrians to use the footbridge which is still under construction.
The Starehe Deputy Commissioner Mr John Kisang has advised to adhere to the earlier sensitization of the government for the residents to camp at a higher ground and safe place.
“The people should move away from Ngong River until the end of the rainy season. We don’t want to lose someone’s life,” Mr Kisang advised.
Residents are now blaming the contractors for being slow in the construction of a one-and-a-half-kilometer road which according to them has played a major role in the destruction caused.
“The Misery of the bridge is due to the contractors working at a snail’s pace in road project of a one-an-a-half kilometer tarmac road which has now taken three years and has not yet been completed,” Mr. Christopher Lunalo Madebu said.
The huge amounts of water swept the soil dumped on the banks of Ngong River at the express way finding its way down the stream.
The Flooding that is been experienced in different areas in the country, comes days after the meteorological department retracted their prior prediction on Elnino and declared that the country would not experience Elnino but instead heavy rains that would not the destroy property.
Although the water has caused immense damage to properties, the authorities have confirmed no loss of life in the saddening incident.