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NAIROBI FLOODS, NATURAL OR IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR?

14 May

Woodley Estate In Nairobi affected by the heavy downfall. Picture Courtesy of Google Images.

Woodley Estate In Nairobi affected by the heavy downfall.
Picture Courtesy of Google Images.

Following Relentless Rainfall for the past Few weeks, Nairobi and its Environs has suffered heavily from the flooding. Properties have been Damaged and Lives have been lost. With a City that is expected to add two million residents by 2025 the flooding nightmare Doesn’t seem to come to an end with 70% percent of its road having poor drainage.

Everyone seems to be looking at the Government for a solution. But then again we as the residents are to blame for the latest havoc caused by the heavy rainfall. Rain is natural but Flooded Roads aren’t. It is such a shame when a power substation is submerged  by floods when that is one area that should have the best drainage outlet.

You don’t build Flats on sewer Lines, Litter everywhere, cut down trees and when it Rains we expect all to be well. Our drainage systems are blocked by plastic bottles and plastic paper bags. We as the Residents have a role to play as well. The county Government should step up on upgrading the drainage system that was put up years ago to accommodate a smaller population. Houses built on grabbed wet areas should be Demolished. Otherwise we will keep addressing the same issue, suffer the same consequences year in year out if we do not make changes Immediately.

 

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