Residents of Nairobi and it’s environs were left shocked on Tuesday afternoon after a heavy sandstorm rocked the area without warning.
Many, unaware of what was happening had to scamper for safety as the raging winds kept blowing.
The storm which is believed to have originated in Arusha, Tanzania mainly affected Thika, Juja, Nairobi CBD, Westlands, Kajiado and Rongai.
Here are some photos and videos uploaded by Kenyans online.
Sandstorm in Arusha pic.twitter.com/yaEFQg72Hu
— #14 (@akams_) October 1, 2019
There is a serious sandstorm in thika town right now. Waah I thought siku ya Kama imefika pic.twitter.com/DQ0cFGSJL2
— Stephen Mwaniki (@SM_Ngatia) October 1, 2019
Serious dust cloud from juja to past Thika… What is? pic.twitter.com/ml0suXRwHf
— Biggy (@johnokach) October 1, 2019
— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) October 1, 2019
— Soledad 🤫 (@Soledad35837486) October 1, 2019
The Kenya Meteorological Department neither cautioned the public on the winds, nor have they issued any statement on the same.
This is a developing story, check back for more updates.