Traffic jams the cause of sleepless nights for Nairobi residents

On most mornings, a heavy traffic jam starts to build up at Safari Park Hotel all the way to the city centre. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • In 2012,  former president Mwai Kibaki inaugurated Thika Road to ease the relentless traffic congestion that had come to define route.
  • For those whose arrival time at work is before 9 am, they are forced to leave Thika before 6am.

  • Woefully, the morning experience is replicated as there is a huge snarl-up from town all the way to Allsops.

"Please tell the boss that I am stuck in traffic,” the woman sitting next to me entreats the person on the line’s receiving end. 

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