Flash flood displaces many in Kenya’s capital


Thousands of people have reportedly been left stranded in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after heavy rain in the city.

Civilians were seen trying to shield themselves in bus shelters and makeshift sanctums.

According to local reports, residents have criticised the government for failing to adequately prepare for the weather.

“Year in year out, we complain of flooding whenever there is down pour and this time it’s not any different,” a woman told Kenya’s Standard newspaper.

“The rains were forecasted weeks ago but it seems not enough has been done to avoid flooding,”

Despite all the havoc caused by the weather, some social media users have been wondering why the rainfall has not been harvested for later use.