Rain, road­works cause 15-hour jam on Nairobi high­way

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Hun­dreds of trav­ellers spent more than 15 hours in a traf­fic jam at Mi­asenyi-Taru on the Mom­basa-Nairobi high­way on Sun­day even­ing, fol­low­ing heavy rains.

Long-dis­tance trucks got stuck in the mud along a 10km di­ver­sion un­der con­struc­tion, re­sult­ing in the grid­lock that was only cleared on Monday even­ing.

“I have been stuck at this par­tic­u­lar spot for more than 10 hours. We do not have wa­ter and food and we don’t know at what time the traf­fic will ease,” truck driver Has­san Nurr said on Monday.

He blamed the road con­trac­tor for tak­ing too long to fin­ish the work on the Mi­asenyi-Bachuma-Taru stretch.

Voi po­lice boss Joshua Li­tukai said some driv­ers started over­lap­ping, mak­ing the sit­u­a­tion worse.

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