Try not to arrive Nairobi in the morning of any weekday. If you do, you’ll end up a part of this.
The congestion in Nairobi’s morning weekday (and sometimes, Saturday) traffic has become apoplectic. Traffic it is no longer. From about 630a until 930a it is a frozen sea of smelly metal.
Travelers leaving Jomo Kenyatta Airport for the city or any destination north should expect as much as a 150-minute drive on what in the evening or on Sunday morning would be a 20-minute drive.
Blogging in today’s Daily Nation commuter Samantha Spooner writes:
Another blog that involves cars… but this is the reason this blog is being written – it is where we are spending a huge proportion of our time these days. A blog on ‘stuck in traffic’ is nothing new but the situation has become so absurd that something needs to be written, if for nothing but my sanity.
Previous to Samantha’s post, I had believed that idle remarks on Facebook were how people were curing insanity.