Heavy rains experienced in the Kenyan Capital Nairobi has seen power outage in most parts of the city, consequentially caused by the heavy flooding, Kenya power said.
Kenya power announced power shortage in Parts of Nairobi West, South C, parts of Langata Road, parts of Mbagathi Way, Dam Estate, Civil Servants Estate, Five Star Estate, Parts of Lower Hill and environs off power supply.
“Our Nairobi West substation has been flooded after heavy rainfall last night led to the Nairobi Dam bursting its banks,” the team said on Friday.
In addition, the Kenya power assured traders and all those affected of the power restoration as the work was currently in progress.
“…and our teams are working round the clock to restore supply as soon as possible. We regret the inconvenience caused, and thank our customers for their patience,” the statement read in part.
The weatherman had issued an advisory regarding the ongoing heavy rains being experienced in most parts of the country.
The director at the Kenya Meteorological Department David Gikungu said that the rainfall is expected to intensify to more than 30mm.
The heavy rains experienced in Nairobi has also seen at least four people killed after they were swept by floods while crossing Mutuine River in Kibra.
This followed heavy rains that were experienced in the city and it’s environs on Thursday.
Residents said the four were swept away by the raging water as they tried to cross a bridge there.