Thika Road

Heavy traffic on Thika Road last Friday as motorists try to beat the curfew. The situation has been made worse by rains which have been pounding most parts of the city.

| Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

Things get Thika: From a highway to the future to a traffic nightmare

What you need to know:

  • Five years ago, you could drive at free-flow speed from Ruiru to Ngara. Today, you can  barely move during the rush hour.
  • Those living along the 50.2 kilometre highway say it takes up to two-and-a-half hours to get to town from Githurai.

Kenyans collectively breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Thika Superhighway was commissioned in November 2012.

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