[PHOTOS] Passengers spend night in Tsavo over 7 hour traffic jam on Mombasa-Nairobi highway

The traffic jam was caused by an accident along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

In Summary

• Slow movement has resumed though the snarl up is yet to be fully cleared.

The head of the truck that ws involved in an accident killing the driver in Tsavo area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
The head of the truck that ws involved in an accident killing the driver in Tsavo area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

A fatal accident led to a traffic snarl up that went up to seven hours along the Tsavo stretch of the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

The accident involving a truck happened few kilometers from Mtito Andei.

Remains of a truck after an accident at Tsavo area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Remains of a truck after an accident at Tsavo area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

It is not clear what caused the accident but the head of the truck was completely destroyed and the driver is said to have died in the accident.

Motorists including night passenger buses spent the night in the snarl up as movement on both sides came to a stand still.

Traffic snarl up in seen in Mtito Andei along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Traffic snarl up in seen in Mtito Andei along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Slow movement has resumed though the jam is yet to be fully opened.

Passenger buses are seen after spending the night on a traffic jam in Mtito Andei area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Passenger buses are seen after spending the night on a traffic jam in Mtito Andei area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Passengers are stranded in a seven hiur traffic jam in Mtito Andei area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Passengers are stranded in a seven hiur traffic jam in Mtito Andei area along Mombasa-Nairobi highway on April 23, 2022
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
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