Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. Pope Francis, is in town and his 3-day tour is expected to cause major traffic disruptions and congestion with hundreds of thousands of people expected to travel to Nairobi to meet him at different locations.
Most of these photos show minor accidents – with some damage to vehicles but hopefully very little to the drivers and passengers. But you might notice that EVERY ONE is blocking the flow of traffic. So let these photos be a reminder that even minor accidents cause problems for road users – and not just those directly involved in the accident!
Over the past 2 weeks, Kenya’s capital city has been in a tizzy over an attempt by the Nairobi County government to reduce the notoriously bad traffic congestion. Cement-filled containers were installed at the behest of Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero, on April 3rd to block certain turns, especially at major roundabouts such as the Westlands Roundabout, Nyayo Stadium Roundabout, and the turn to Riverside Drive. This was done in the short-term as part of a strategy unveiled at the City Hall earlier this year meant to decongest Nairobi roads.