Traders in Narok town are counting losses running into millions of shillings after heavy rains caused havoc in the town.
The three hour rain that pounded the town on Wednesday afternoon brought business to a virtual halt after it also affected the power lines cutting supply as flush floods chocked the town whose drainage could not partake the deluge.
The affected businessmen who spoke to the press called on the County Government to implement its earlier directive to bring down buildings encroaching on the water-ways and rivers in the Central Business District in order to reduce the risks of floods in the town.
Motorists in the town and the busy Maai-mahiu-Narok- Bomet road were not spared either as most had to wait patiently for the waters to subside before they could continue with their journeys, leading to a heavy traffic snarl-up. Some drivers who could not hold on could be seen risking their way through the raging floods with passengers on board.
Narok County Police Commander, Mr. John Kizito Mutoro reiterated his earlier call to area residents living in areas prone to floods and mudslides to move to safer grounds.
The country is currently experiencing a deluge that has led to loss of over 50 lives in West Pokot due to mud slides.
Narok County has been plagued by disasters such as drought, fire, disease outbreaks, road accidents and floods which have led to loss of lives and property.
In May 2015 the County lost over 50 people in fire and flood disasters as heavy El- Nino rains pounded the country.
By Mabel Keya-Shikuku