The rains have been pounding Mombasa hard in the last few days. The situation has been compounded by the poor drainage around the town and suburbs which has resulted in flooding and death due to a mudslide. The county government was forced to warn people in some low lying areas of the danger of flash floods.
Residents of Bamburi, Kiembeni, Utange and Mvita were among the worst hit by the floods. Speaking in a local radio station, the County Executive for land, Mr. Francis Thoya warned that blockage of water pathways due to land grabbing and construction was a major problem in Mombasa and was worsening the flooding. He promised that the county government will start pulling down structures that are built illegally and impeding the drainage.
Here are some of the images from various parts of Mombasa that were affected by the floods.