The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that the heavy rainfall being experienced in western and central counties is expected to continue this week.
In an advisory released on Tuesday, 14th September, the Meteorological Department noted that the heavy rainfall will be experienced from Friday, 17th to Sunday 19th September.
Heavy rainfall of more than 20mm is expected over several parts of the highlands west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central Rift Valley, North-western Kenya, and the highlands East of the Rift Valley.
It is likely to intensify to more than 30mm over western Kenya on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September.
The weatherman said that the rainfall would reduce in intensity and coverage on Monday, 20th September.
The most affected counties are Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Vihiga, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Narok, Bomet, Kericho, Nakuru, Nyamira, Migori, and Kisii. Others are Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Baringo, Nyeri, Kiambu, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga and Tharaka Nithi.
Residents in the mentioned counties have been asked to be on the lookout for potential floods.
They have also been asked to avoid driving through or walking in moving waters or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows in order to minimise exposure to lightning strikes.
Also, people in the landslide-prone areas have been asked to be on high alert.