El Nino rains wreak havoc on Mombasa too


(Posted 06th May 2016)

Heavy rains sweeping across the Eastern African region affected Uganda as much as the coastal countries of Kenya and Tanzania. Floodings in the three cities of Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala caused severe damage and lives were lost, especially in Nairobi where under the relentless downpour a few days ago a building collapsed from which nearly three dozen bodies were recovered.
Now, yesterday, did the torrential rains also come down heavy on Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa, where enroute to the Likoni ferry roads were turned into rivers and shops flooded, causing a substantial loss of commodities in the process,

(Pictures courtesy of Florence Bouchou)

While the rains have, for now, subsided at the coast are tourists spoken with apparently less concerned about the situation, waiting it out in their resort rooms or the hotels’ public areas playing indoor games, reading, tweeting, FB’ing or watching TV as observed while visiting several Diani based hotels at the height of the rains over the past few days.
Today though, while breezy, has the sun come out again with force and the tourists are again enjoying the great outdoors, the beaches, trips on glass bottom boats to the reefs, surfing or other water based activities, after all the reason why they opted to come to Kenya in the first place. With the weather in Europe still undecided, if winter is again to return or spring eventually come to life, here in Kenya – even when it pours with rain it is warm – can the tourists sunbathe and swim without fear of a sudden frostbite.
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