Some of us made the decision to live on the outskirts of the town as the air is much cleaner and the rents are generally quite affordable. That does constitute a longer drive to work every morning but with the upgrading of the highway the time spent in traffic has been reduced.
I use Mombasa Road every morning and the upgrade of the road from 2 lanes to 3 has really gone a long way to shorten traffic jams especially into town every morning. Unfortunately we Kenyans are still peculiar people as we still have matatu’s overlapping and crossing through 3 lanes as they near the round about.
I have a big issue though we the cops at the Nyayo Stadium round about. They insist if you are on the first lane your only option is going up Langata Road whereas i do remember from that lane offers you to option -straight on into town or up langata road. Is it that our traffic cops need to be re-educated on how to direct traffic and traffic rules 101?
As for the matatu’s who squeeze small salon cars to get into line, i cant wait to buy myself an SUV with big bullbars…