Does This Image Show a Flooded Road in Nairobi as Claimed?

Posts shared here, here and here on X and Facebook claim that the image attached was taken in Nairobi. “Nairobi is flooded yet someone pocketed El Nino money!” one account laments. This comes as heavy rains ravage parts of Kenya such as the Coast region, North Eastern region and Meru County, leading to loss of life.


The Meteorological Department has warned Kenyans of prolonged rains due to El Nino. Rains expected to continue for the next 90 days will continue till January 2024, increasing the risk of landslides and mudslides. As of November 5, 2023, the Kenya Red Cross had recorded over 15,000 households displaced by heavy rainfalls all over the country. 


A reverse image search of the image reveals that it was first shared by NTV on November 3, 2023 and noted that the image was taken in Mombasa

In addition,  the building in the background matches a building seen on Google Earth on Kibarani Bridge, Mombasa.


Claim that the image of a flooded road was taken in Nairobi FALSE

This fact check was published by Piga Firimbi with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

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