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Floods in South C, Nairobi, Kenya, April 2016.
Residents of Nairobi, Kenya, woke up to flooded streets and blocked roads as a result of heavy rain that the city received for the better part of last night. The worst hit areas of the city include South C and Mbagathi.

The flooding came after a long dry period that has characterized the weather conditions of the city and the country at large over the last 3 months.

As much as 96mm of rain was recorded in 6 hours at the Dagoretti Meteorological station which is at the Meteorological headquarters in the city.

Mbagathi

In Mbagathi, the river of the same name had overflowed, pushing water to the roads and blocking normal operation of the traffic activities. Entrepreneurial young men earned money by carrying pedestrians across flooded areas. Scenes became more unusual when foam from the river spilled over onto nearby streets, much to the puzzlement of passers-by.


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Floods in South C, Nairobi, Kenya, April 2016. Photo: Kenyan Traffic
Social Media - Foam from the Mbagathi River

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CAR WASH? NO! its the foam from Mbagathi river
It's NOT snow in Europe, 2day Morning, Mbagathi river gave out foam causing section of the rd 2 b closed @Ma3Route pic.twitter.com/JjEINxEbKq

— MCGW (@MombasaCGW) April 1, 2016
19:09 CAR WASH? NO! its the foam from Mbagathi river pic.twitter.com/edZBX8T29L via @MombasaCGW

— Kenyan Traffic (@KenyanTraffic) April 1, 2016
South C

In South C, damage to property and cars was reported. Residents of the area blamed the ongoing construction work of the southern bypass road. Debris from the construction work is said to have blocked water channels and reduced drainage.

Social Media
12:46 South c floods as residents blame on poor drainage. @citizentvkenya @KirigoNgarua pic.twitter.com/o2boMQIHqY via @chirchir2

— Kenyan Traffic (@KenyanTraffic) April 1, 2016