Motorists headed upcountry for the Christmas festivities had to be stuck in traffic for sometime due to unusually heavy traffic.
Those who spoke to the media said they spent several hours on the road from Nairobi to Kitui experiencing same traffic in Machakos town.
A man, who identified herself as Mutinda, said the journey is okay with traffic challenges in Nairobi cbd, Machakos town and Kitui town.
“The journey to Kitui takes me less than three hours excluding town jam, but I’m yet to reach to my destination more than four hours after I left for Kitui,” he complained.
Heavy traffic on the Kalundu – Kitui highway stretching for nearly 1km from Oilbya to Kitui Town on December 24, 2017.
Meanwhile, the accidents rate is very high across the country during this festive season.
According to Mr Barack Muli, Kitui based driver says sone of the accidents are caused by drivers driving in a new environment, armature drivers, drunk driving among other causes.