Nairobi News


Nairobians seek to evade traffic jams and poor phone network

Heavy traffic and poor mobile phone network services are some of the inconveniences expected during US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya.

It is because of this that a number of Nairobi residents have opted to travel out of town.

When President Obama visited Tanzania in 2013, business in the capital Dar es Salaam almost came to a standstill. Traders had to close their businesses.

A similar scenario is expected in Nairobi during his visit to Kenya.

Mr Erick Omondi, a resident of Nairobi, said he would leave for his rural home to avoid any inconveniences.

“I have to be out of Nairobi as I can’t stand the traffic jams that will arise when Mr Obama comes,” said Mr Omondi.

Mr Cleophas Mangiti, another resident of Nairobi, said he would spend the weekend with his family out of town.

“The situation in Nairobi will be crazy. Some people will be confined to their homes to avoid the traffic jams in the city,” said Mr Mangiti.

Ms Flora Chemutai has opted to enjoy the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.