In Summary
  • The snarl up affected all lanes and caused anguish to travellers headed to various destinations.
  • The jam was compounded by heavy rains in the area that saw Sultan Hamud River break its banks and blocking the busy road on Saturday morning.
  • Last weekend, motorists spent more than six hours in a jam after a lorry transporting sand blocked the road after it broke down at Malili shopping centre.

Motorists on Mombasa-Nairobi highway were stranded for more than 18 hours morning after a crane that attempted to recover a lorry that had overturned near Salama shopping centre also overturned.

The snarl up affected all lanes and caused anguish to travellers headed to various destinations.

"Vehicles that attempted to evade the snarl up by driving on the wrong lanes made the jam worse," said Mukaa OCPD Charles Muthui.

Affected motorists and passengers spent the night on the road.

GRIDLOCK

"What started lightly as an attempt by motorists to overlap became a total gridlock and drivers had to switch the lights off and passengers decided to spend the night in the vehicles," said Ken Kyeva, a victim.

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