Heavy Rains Bring Nairobi Traffic To A Halt As Huge Tree Blocks Moi Avenue

Nairobi commuters faced a major disruption on Wednesday, April 24th, following a night of heavy rain. A large tree collapsed across Moi Avenue, a central traffic artery, right next to the Imenti House.

The fallen tree completely blocked the busy road, with images showing its branches reaching the sides of buildings. This incident raises concerns about the city’s infrastructure’s ability to withstand heavy weather and highlights the need for improved urban planning.

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The closure of Moi Avenue, a critical hub for public and private transportation, caused significant delays and detours. Matatus, buses, and personal vehicles were forced to reroute, leading to traffic congestion on surrounding streets.

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As of now, the clean-up operation hasn’t begun, and commuters are advised to find alternative routes. The heavy rains have been linked to El Nino rains, which was reported to have happened late last year.

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