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In response to the ongoing flooding crisis at Kahawa Sukari, the Kenya Highway Authority has taken decisive action, announcing the closure of Thika Highway between Kahawa Barracks and Kenyatta University for Thika-bound traffic. The closure comes as authorities attempt to mitigate the dangers posed by the flooded Kahawa Sukari drift, which has become impassable due to rising water levels.

The decision to close a significant section of Thika Highway underscores the severity of the flooding situation in the area. With water levels continuing to rise, the safety of commuters and motorists has become a paramount concern for authorities. By temporarily halting Thika-bound traffic, the Kenya Highway Authority aims to prevent any potential accidents or incidents resulting from attempting to navigate the flooded section of the highway.

The closure is expected to cause disruptions to travel plans for commuters using Thika Highway, and alternative routes are being advised. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and follow diversions put in place by traffic management authorities. Additionally, residents in the affected areas are advised to stay updated on the latest developments and adhere to any instructions or advisories issued by local authorities.

The flooding at Kahawa Sukari serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of infrastructure to extreme weather events, and the importance of proactive measures to mitigate such risks. Authorities continue to monitor the situation closely and are working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and commuters affected by the flooding.

As the situation unfolds, the Kenya Highway Authority will provide updates regarding the status of Thika Highway and any changes to the closure. In the meantime, residents and commuters are urged to stay vigilant and prioritize safety as they navigate through the affected areas

This closure highlights the need for long-term solutions to address the underlying causes of flooding in Kahawa Sukari and other vulnerable areas. It underscores the importance of investing in resilient infrastructure and implementing sustainable urban planning practices to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events in the future.

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