Mombasa Road has become a grid lock that has stretched for more than an hour.
Motorists on the highway have been stuck in a massive traffic jam after a section of the road was closed by police officers.
The authorities made the decision after a tanker overturned on the busy highway.
The cause of the accident is yet to be identified.
The incident had no casualties as the police and the Nairobi Fire Brigade swiftly responded to the calamity.
Further information indicated that efforts to move the tanker had commenced.
Road users are however not pleased as the situation has dragged more than expected.
18:05 Oil tank overturns at Mombasa road imara Daima. pic.twitter.com/Z8NoFUjUxW via @martinmuli
— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) October 23, 2019
Here are some of the reactions by netizens using the route:
A netizen identified as BosiBori remarked that it had been two hours since the traffic snarl up.
“Hii jam ya Mombasa road ni 2 hours now haisongi.” stated BosiBori.
Wangare Riba expressed that, “Mombasa Road sometimes can be a disaster.”
Wangui Wa Kasarani noted that she was late to watch her favorite show due to the congestion.
“What’s happening in Mombasa Road, vehicles are not moving, my favourite show, My Two Wives, is about to go on air.” expressed the netizen.
Mombasa road outbound Imara DAIMA area IS crazy.. Avoid or fly @Ma3Route pic.twitter.com/WaezlO7c4O
— YKI (@Paperboyrocks) October 23, 2019
Don't even think about using mombasa road. pic.twitter.com/eZXtiEinko
— Grown Simba (@IanMutuma_) October 23, 2019
Southern bypass into Mombasa road. That truck has just messed everything. pic.twitter.com/CWZeCUoNSu via @Jamal_II#KenyanTraffic
— KenyanTraffic (@KenyanTraffic) October 23, 2019
Last Thursday, Kenyans were caught on video scrambling for spilled fuel after a tanker fell at Mai-Mahiu along the Nakuru-Naivasha Highway.
Locals were seen armed with drums and jerry cans in a bid to get a the free share of the highly flammable product.
What shocked the most, was that the police at the scene made no efforts to stop the citizens but rather watched as the madness ensued.
#KenyanTraffic Mai Mahiu road pic.twitter.com/jAz98SL73z via @LONEXBA
— KenyanTraffic (@KenyanTraffic) October 17, 2019
A similar tragedy ensued three days before where another lorry overturned on the Thika superhighway.
Motorists plying the route complained that the traffic snarl up that followed later stretched to Githurai 45.