Heavy rains cause havoc in Kenya By EMMANUEL TOILI in Nairobi | Thursday, December 27  2012 at  10:38

Motorists drive through a flooded road in Kenya's capital Nairobi. PHOTO | KENYA RED CROSS  KENYA RED CROSS

Heavy downpour that began on Wednesday evening in Kenya has wreaked havoc nationwide with numerous properties becoming flooded.

The Kenya Red Cross, on their official Twitter account, noted that Nairobi's Mathare slums area C and the entire Villa Franca estate in Imara Daima have been marooned.

However, the number of displaced persons in Mathare slums was still unknown.

Areas around the Nyayo National Stadium roundabout and Lusaka Road are also flooded. That also include Westlands roundabout along Waiyaki Way.

The T-Mall section along Lang'ata Road is also flooded with motorists also reporting heavy flood on Kiambu road at Karura drift before the CID headquarters.

Red Cross has also reported heavy downpour from Sagana to Nairobi with sections of the highway flooded. Motorists have been advised to drive carefully.

Motorists have also reported flooding in South C mosque road with running water reaching bonnet level for smaller vehicles.

Motorist plying the Kimende - Limuru road along the Naivasha highway have been cautioned to drive carefully due to fog in the region.

Poor visibility has been reported in Nyeri, Iten, Kericho, Eldoret and Nanyuki towns.

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