Heavy Floods Wreak Havoc in Mombasa

 For the past few weeks, daily activities in the city of Mombasa were interupted by heavy rainfall, this was despite the Meteorological Department's warning. Flooding of the streets had students struggling to get to their respective learning institutions and traffic congestion was at its all-time high due to the impassable roads. Businesses remain closed due to lack of customers since most residents remain indoors following the warning. Apart from  inconveniences caused by the flooded roads, Mombasa residents also face the risk of waterborne disease outbreaks. These stream of predicaments reoccur in the city due to failing or lack of proper drainage systems, and has been a major concern for the County Government of Mombasa. The most affected areas being Nyali, Kisauni, Bombolulu, Kongowea, Kaa Chonjo and some parts of Mombasa CBD. The transport and infrastructure Chief Officer Engineer Albert Keno said that the systems, which are small, cannot contain the water capacity. Hence there is ongoing work to expand the storm...
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Establishment of Mama Ngina Waterfront

Mama Ngina Drive Waterfront was on 20th October reopened after undergoing renovation. It is a 26-acre waterfront space designed to support a 24hour economy. Its layout includes the construction of a state-of-the-art amphitheater that can hold a capacity of 3000 people, the Kilindini Cultural Centre, ablution blocks, a new jetty for water taxis near the Likoni Channel crossing, and two exit and entry points marked by monumental gates, leading to the park’s other developments. The KSh 460 million modern recreational facility was commissioned for regeneration by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Governor Hassan Joho in January 2019. Suhufi Agencies, a local company, won the tender for construction of the waterfront and was given a 150 day deadline to complete the whole project. However, due to changes in design, completion was delayed. It was the venue for World Tourism Day in September and the 2019 Mashujaa Day celebrations, where the President officially opened the seaside park to the public and expressed his satisfaction...
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