Four bodies of suspected flood victims have been retrieved from Mathare River following heavy rains witnessed in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Starehe subcounty Police Commander Fred Abuga say the four include two men and two women.

“We expect more,” he said.

He said that six other people remain unaccounted for as a search operation continues in Mathare.

Some 18 people, including 11 adults and 7 children, have been rescued by the Kenya Red Cross Action Team in Mradi, Mathare 4A, after being stranded due to floodwaters caused by heavy rains last night in Nairobi.

Various parts of Nairobi experienced heavy rainfall overnight, resulting in flash floods in areas such as Mukuru, Mathare, Huruma, Ruaraka, Baba Dogo, Bosnia, Umoja 3, Choka, Njiru, Ruai, Utawala, Githurai, Kahawa, Eastern Bypass, Kinoo, Kijabe, Limuru, Ruiru, Graceland, Joska, Kaswito, Kicheko, Mangili, Kenyatta Road, Juja, Kitengela, and Magadi.