Governor Johnson Sakaja has issued a directive for the evacuation of over 3,000 Nairobi residents affected by the ongoing rains to temporary shelters.

Following a tour of the hardest-hit areas, he stated that approximately 60,000 individuals, predominantly women and children, have been severely affected by the destructive flash floods.

Despite the looming humanitarian crisis, Sakaja assured of a large-scale coordinated response operation
under his leadership. He announced plans to relocate 3,000 people to shelter centers as an immediate measure.

The governor also reported four fatalities and six missing persons. Among the adversely affected areas are Kibra, Lindi, Mathare 4A and Mathare North, Baba Dogo, Githurai, and Zimmerman.

Additionally, Sakaja directed Private Service Providers (PSPs) to ensure proper waste disposal at the Dandora dumpsite, warning of sanctions for non-compliance.

Furthermore, he suspended excavations along riparian areas and urged those residing near riverbeds to relocate promptly.

The persistent heavy rains impacting the rail lines, Kenya Railways has made the decision to
suspend all commuter train services.

The management emphasized that this precautionary measure is essential for ensuring the safety of passengers.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the organization informed the public of the temporary suspension and assured them of updates regarding the resumption of normal operations.

Kenya Railways expressed regret for any inconvenience caused and highlighted their commitment to prioritizing customer safety. The heavy rainfall has resulted in widespread damage throughout the country.

Furthermore, travelers experienced lengthy delays when floods submerged a section of the Thika superhighway in the Kahawa Sukari area, causing disruption for those traveling from Nairobi towards Thika.

As a result, students from various universities found themselves caught in heavy traffic caused by the floods, leading to significant delays in reaching their exam venues and ultimately arriving late for their examinations.