Floods Turn Kampala Roads Into Rivers

Normal life in Kampala has been thrown out of gear in most parts of the city, following a heavy downpour that hit several parts of the city.

Some social media commentators have named this r Road 'River Musisi'
Some social media commentators have named this r
Road ‘River Musisi’

Huge torrents of floods left several people stranded in the flood prone roads around Clock tower, Centenary Park, Oasis mall and many other parts of the city.

The whole of Clock tower was flooded
The whole of Clock tower was flooded

The heavy downpour also led to water logging in some streets, shops and homes.

Many residents in town complained of rainwater seeping into their Shops through roofs and windows and destroying property.

The Centenary park area could be easily identified as a lake
The Centenary park area could be easily identified as a lake

In the pictures, people are seen trying to get out of their by climbing other cars because they can’t risk losing their lives by stepping in the flooded roads.

To save his life, he had to apply acrobatics
To save his life, he had to apply acrobatics

2 thoughts on “Floods Turn Kampala Roads Into Rivers

  1. So sad!! Tulabye nnyo…Our Jjajjas lived in harmony with nature for eons ..Baganda recognised that one should not build or disturb swamps too much. We even left most of the scrub and swamp land to the British and this became “Crown Land”. It’s hard to be angry or disappointed in old man in a Kanzu who shakes his head and curses the events of 1966 and dreams of a federal system as perhaps the foolish building on Swamps indiscriminately may never have happened. Given that our self destructive behaviour continues unhindered especially by those who only make their money in Kampala and have no desire to retire in the central region. I foresee a cottage industry of Canoe making flourishing in Katwe or Bwaise πŸ™‚

  2. I’m not surprised but dismayed that my Uganda is gone down like this. This is a duty of the mayor to keep the city clean. This is the time lukwago to show his credentials. Floods in city put us on shame. KCCA should work with environment depart to sort this mess. This is an important issue than the gay bill

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