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September 28, 2023

200,000 at risk ahead of El Nino floods in Nairobi.

The county government of Nairobi has identified 463 areas you need to avoid to escape floods ahead of the El Nino rains expected between this month and January next year.

Acting county secretary Patrick Analo Akivaga said the identified hotspots have over 200,000 people who are likely to be affected by the floods as the rains begin to fall.

Akivaga, who spoke after a meeting with the County El Nino Preparedness Management Committee, said they will be requesting those in the identified areas to move out.

The county chief officer for disaster management and coordination Bramuel Simiyu said the 463 areas that have been marked as prone to floods are mainly in Njiru, Ruai, settlements along the Nairobi river, stretching from Kibera to Mathare and Waruku in Kileleshwa.

“At the moment, without disclosing so many details, we are working on a budget that will cater for the 200, 000 people who are likely to be affected by the floods,” said Simiyu.

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