Thousands Stranded at Night in Nairobi as Police Block Thika Road

Thousands Stranded at Night in Nairobi as Police Block Thika Road
  • Thousands of motorists and passengers were caught up in a Nairobi-wide lockdown on the night of Saturday, April 17, after police moved to enforce the 8 pm to 4 am curfew.

    Several major roads leading in the city including Thika Road, Langata Road, Mombasa Road, Waiyaki Way and Jogoo Road had police roadblocks causing major traffic gridlock, with no cars allowed in and out of the city.

    Sources indicate that police also put up roadblocks across several roads within the city including Wilson Airport, Galleria Mall, Mwiki, Kasarani, Junction Mall and Shujaa Mall.

    Other roadblocks were put up at Coptic Hospital, Elgeyo Road, Arboretum Road and Kayole Junction.

    One motorist posted a video online saying, “I am now on Thika Road and the police have blocked the road because it’s past curfew time. They (police) have told us we will sleep on the road until 4 am.”

    More to follow…

  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM