Hundreds of motorists stuck as police enforce curfew
Hundreds of commuters and motorists were on Saturday night stuck on various Nairobi roads after police officers put up roadblocks on the evening of Saturday , April 17, to punish curfew violators.
The law enforcers erected the roadblocks in roads such as Kangundo, Waiyaki Way and Thika Road with the latter.
Many motorists and commuters shared videos of the incident on social media explaining the situation especially on Thika Road where no movement was barely taking place even for essential workers or services such as ambulances.
“Thika Road is like a bad movie. Imagine essential workers caught in that traffic; kids and sick people caught in that traffic. Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
It further reported that in other parts of Nairobi the men in blue were allowing the essential services to pass.
The roadblocks were mounted at Kayole Junction, Wilson Airport, KWS to Galleria, Thika Road, Mwiki, Kasarani and, Junction Mall.
Others were at Shujaa Mall, Coptic, Elgeyo Road, and at Arboretum.
Many Kenyans were disturbed by the conduct of the police officers.
Later in the night the police officers removed the barricades on Thika Road on both ways and allowed the road users to continue with their journey home.