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RAINY morning in Mariakani

The rains here in Mariakani, Kwale County confirm an earlier Kenya Meteorological Department forecast. The photo was taken this morning. Photo/CHRIS VUNDI

A KMD report obtained by Mwingi Times says that the Coastal Strip will experience morning and evening showers for the next seven days starting  today. 

Coastal Strip covers the following counties: Mombasa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi and Kwale.

The rain stated at around thirty minutes past three o'clock in the evening and went down heavily for around one and a half hours.

-Caused a little traffic along the highway.
-Good for the agricultural hinterlands of Mwavumbo, Samburu South and parts of Kasemeni.
-Lots of surface runoff on the urban areas of Mariakani, Mukilo and the adjoining agricultural areas.
-Intensive soil erosion since most of the rural areas along the highway have been deforested to supply makaa to Mombasa Mjini. The soil is also mainly deep sandy and a few parts are loomy/black clay.

Other relevant facts
-Mariakani is a border town on the Kilifi - Kwale political boundary with larger part of the economic zone being in Kilifi.
-No flooding yet, but it is anticipated in the low-lying areas of Mwavumbo

- No damage is anticipated though since most of the low-lying are are inhabited because of the low population density of the the said areas.

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