Residents from various parts of Nairobi are counting losses after the flash floods that have hit the city wrecked havoc in their homes.
From Woodley estate to Nairobi West, homes have been left submerged in the floods rendering them uninhabitable.
In the leafy woodley estate, residents were forced to seek the help of blogger Alai to highlight their plight.
This is what they reported:
“Pls help us get the media to highlight our plight.
Residents of Woodley Court Residents Association have been trying to get a huge mountain of garbage in Joseph Kangethe Sports ground removed for years all in vain.
We have written to the Governer’s Office, NEMA,Sports Stadia Mgt which NEMA referered us to claiming the stadia is not in their jurisdiction.
NYS recently pushed the garbage to our perimeter wall and put up a container office right behind us.We requested them to remove the garbage instead but nothing was done.
Now the garbage has blocked the drainages and trapped the rain water. Last night’s heavy rains flooded our whole estate,our houses are swimming pools and the perimeter wall came down also compromising our security.
Pls help me to get media to highlight this, maybe that’s the only way we will get help.
Here are the photos:
In Nairobi West & Madaraka
From various parts of Nairobi:
Meanwhile the Headmaster of Braeburn School was kayaking from work: