Those attending the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) forum on Saturday are likely going to be rained on if not completely disrupted by rains. This is according to a recent report by the weatherman.
Mombasa is scheduled to host the third BBI meeting on January 25 after Kisii and Kakamega. The meeting will take place at Tononoka grounds which is an open field that can swallow crowds of people.
Kenya Meteorological Department has forewarned the locals to be careful of the flash floods that can occur on Saturday.
Coastal areas likely to experience the rains are Mombasa, Lamu, Kilifi and parts of Tana River.
"It (rainfall) is expected to intensify to more than 30mm in 24hrs from Saturday 25 to Monday over the Coast, Central area including Nairobi and parts of North Eastern region,” said Stella Aura, the director of the Met Department in a statement.m seen by the Standard.
It further cautioned the locals against walking in open fields, sheltering under trees and crossing fast-moving water.
Reacting to this, Secretary-General Edward Sifuna of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) said that the BBI meeting is unstoppable, even the rain cannot do it. He sighted that it had rained when the Kakamega meeting was ongoing but everything went on as planned.
The weatherman has promised to give updates in case the weather pattern changes.