The weatherman in an advisory on Thursday, October 26th, 2023 listed Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo, Embu, Nyeri, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Murang’a, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Kwale, and Mombasa as counties which are of concern.
“Residents are advised to avoid driving through, or walking in moving water or open fields and not to shelter under trees and near grilled windows when raining to minimize exposure to lightning strikes,” Thiong’o said.
“The strong winds may blow off roofs, uproot trees and cause structural damages. Updates will be provided promptly if there are any changes,” he added.
The advisory has been addressed to the Environment CS and PS, the Presidency; the National Intelligence Service, the Kenya Red Cross, the Kenya Maritime Authority and the Kenya Ports Authority.
Others include the National Disaster Operations Centre, National Disaster Management Unit, Media, Relevant Government Ministries, Council of Governors and the County Directors of Meteorological Services (CDMs).
The advisory comes even as the Ministry of Education said it will need 15 helicopters to administer national examinations in certain regions of the country if they experience heavy rains.
The report by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, which was presented by the Education Committee chairperson Julius Melly on the floor of the House, said Sh500 million will be needed for the helicopters.