Persistent traffic jam lasts for 3 days!

Kenyans have been stuck in a persistent 3-day traffic jam.

Kenyan 3-day traffic jam

A serious congestion has kept Kenyans stuck in a 3-day traffic jam.

Reuters news agency say it was caused by a heavy downpour on Tuesday and unfinished work on a road diversion in Taru.

As a result of this, trucks and other commuters are stuck in a traffic jam that stretches for 50km (30 miles) on the highway between Mombasa and Nairobi.

Willingtone Kiberenge, acting chief executive of the Kenya Transporters Association, says that more than 1,500 trucks have been stuck with thousands of commuters.

Nathaniel Chweya, a lorry driver taking 10 cars to the Ugandan capital of Kampala, said he has not eaten, or had had his bath since the jam began on Tuesday evening.

"I have not eaten since yesterday morning, not showered and not even changed clothes."

However, Instablog9ja reports that a group of traffic police from Kwale County have been deployed to ease it as that road is very crucial for East Africa's economy.

The Taru road links the port of Mombasa to Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda.

Guess this means we are better off in Nigeria.

Don't you agree?

What would you do if you were stuck in a 3-day traffic jam in Nigeria?


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