Residents of Runda woke up to an unexpected disruption on Monday as the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) announced the closure of UN-Avenue due to rising water levels following heavy rainfall overnight.

The affected stretch spans from off Ruaka Road roundabout to Magnolia Close, prompting KURA to take swift action to ensure public safety.

In a statement issued on Monday Morning, KURA expressed regret over the closure, citing the unforeseen circumstances brought about by the deluge.

"The Kenya Urban Roads Authority regrets to inform the public that UN-Avenue, Runda has been closed due to the rising water levels on the road following the heavy downpour experienced last night," the statement read.

The closure comes as a precautionary measure as authorities closely monitor the situation.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and will update on the progress," KURA reassured, emphasizing their commitment to keeping the public informed.

Motorists have been advised to seek alternative routes and exercise caution in light of the closure.

With UN-Avenue inaccessible, commuters are urged to plan their journeys accordingly to minimize inconvenience.

The closure serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of infrastructure in the face of extreme weather events.

While efforts are underway to address the immediate challenges posed by the flooding, the incident underscores the need for proactive measures to mitigate such risks in the future.

As residents adapt to the temporary disruption, community cooperation and adherence to safety guidelines remain paramount.

In the meantime, residents are encouraged to stay informed through official channels for updates on the situation.

Despite the challenges posed by the closure, the collective resilience of the community will undoubtedly see them through this period of adversity.