Similar criticisms were made around this time last year when the city’s drainage system was overwhelmed by rains, but little appears to have been done since then to update the drainage system or reduce public littering.

Kenya continues to deal with the aftermath of the recent downpours. More than 800 people have been displaced because of the rains that meteorologists predict will last through June as part of the rainy season.

Early this morning (May 3), a one-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed six-story building in Nairobi, four days after it crumbled under heavy rains on April 29. Hopes had faded as rescue efforts yesterday yielded only more bodies in the Huruma neighborhood, a poorer area in northeastern Nairobi.

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