As Kenyans went upcountry for the holiday season there was a significant traffic jam on Friday, December 23.
Kenyans were urged by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to take alternate routes that are less traveled.
As people travel for the holiday season, there would be a traffic congestion between Gilgil town and the rail over road bridge, KeKNHA warned drivers using or planning to use the Nairobi to Nakuru (A8) Highway.
In addition to the Nakuru-Nairobi highway, other roads that were impacted were the Thika Super Highway, the Kericho-Kisumu, the Nairobi-Eldoret, the Mai Mahiu-Nairobi and the Nairobi-Nairobi routes.
Kenyans.co.ke was able to view a video of drivers attempting to find alternate routes as others drove through bushes to avoid the hectic scenario on the road.
One of the drivers swore he would never again make last-minute travel arrangements if he made it to Nakuru.
According to reports the situation was worse at the intersection of Kimende and Kijabe where several cars were reportedly stuck in gridlock for hours.
Following an accident at the nearby intersection drivers using the Kijabe route urged other road users to adopt cautious.
Consider this as you make travel plans. Just before Rubis Kijabe there is an accident on the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. Ma3route notified the drivers National Police Officers are on site and clearing it.
It was also recommended that drivers choose a different route to avoid being on the road for a long period of time.
One of the drivers said There is a shorter route: Through Thika Mangu Flyover Road, Njabini, Ol Kalou, Lanet, Nakuru.
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