Rift Valley region to experience increased rainfall

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that the rift valley region will be among the various regions in the country that will experience continued heavy downpour over the coming weeks.

In a statement, the Deputy Director of Meteorological Services Dr. David Gikungu said that the affected areas will experience over 30-millimeters within a period of 24 hours.

Other areas that will experience increased rainfall include Nairobi county, the North-Western region of Turkana County as well as the South Eastern Lowlands including Kajiado county, the Lake Victoria basin, and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley.

Dr. Gikungu urged the public to be cautious as the high water levels in the rivers could result in flooding.

He warned that soils socked with water in hilly areas could trigger mudslides and urged the public to be cautious.