Nairobi City and Its Insufferable Traffic Jams

In 2012, former president Mwai Kibaki inaugurated Thika Road, an eight-lane superhighway meant to ease the relentless traffic congestion that had come to define the route, but six years later, residents are back to unbearable traffic. People whose arrival time at work is before 9am are forced to leave Thika before 6am, writes Lilys Njeru for The Nation.

On most mornings, a heavy traffic jam starts to build up at Safari Park Hotel all the way to the city centre.


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