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Mixed reactions as rains start pounding restive North

By Hussein Ahmed – Wajir.

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Buses plying the Nairobi – Wajir route navigate through a flooded section of the road near Habaswein.

A section of North Eastern Kenya residents are celebrating and expressing fears in equal measure after torrential rains started pounding the region.

While the Nomadic side of the region is celebrating, town dwellers in Wajir and Mandera fear the rains could cut off the main Garissa – Mandera highway sending into disarray both the movement of people and goods which will ultimately result in increased food prices in the region.

The fear is precipitated by the recent announcement by the Meteorology department which sent shock waves down the spines of many Kenyans that the Country will soon welcome the dreaded El nino rains.

Other than the fear of skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, Wajir is also reeling from the effects of a cholera outbreak.




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