Jamal Gaddafi
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Former KTN Presenter Jamal Gaddafi narrowly escaped a fatal incident yesterday in Nairobi that happened after the intense rain that has rocked many Kenyans areas.

Sharing an update on social media, Jamal revealed videos of his partially submerged car amidst the raging waters in the Parklands area of Nairobi.

"Alhamdulillah. I narrowly escaped death this morning along First Parklands Road in Parklands when my car was swept away by floods," Jamal shared on Sunday.


"Luckily, a group of well-wishers quickly came to rescue me. I urge Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja to work on the drainage systems in Nairobi," he added.

Jamal explained that he was returning from the hospital at the time of the accident and expressed gratitude for the timely intervention of good Samaritans.

"I was on my way from the Hospital. I am deeply indebted to all the passers-by who took very little time to save me after the accident," he added.


"Alhamdulillah. The Nairobi County Government should unclog the drainage system along Ojijo Road and other areas to avert the dangers of flooding."

Heavy rainfall has wreaked havoc in Nairobi and other parts of the country, leading to widespread destruction and evacuations due to rising floodwaters.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) advised motorists to avoid certain roads in the capital and other areas affected by flooding.

“We wish to warn motorists plying Raila Odinga Road, Langata Road near Wilson Airport, and Links Road-Nyali in Mombasa County of serious flooding following the unprecedented heavy rains.

“Motorists are advised to drive with caution as they approach these sections. Alternatively, motorists should avoid these roads until floods subside. Our technical team is on the ground to ascertain how best we can mitigate the effects of this flooding on our roads,” KURA said in a tweet on Sunday.

Poor drainage in the city has been a longstanding concern, with blocked drains exacerbating flooding during heavy rains.