Nairobi has the worst traffic in Africa, fifth in the world – survey

June 15, 2017


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 15 – The traffic in Nairobi has been ranked the worst in Africa and fifth in the world.

User data aggregator website Numbeo estimates it takes 62 minutes on average to commute from residential areas to the city centre.

However, Nairobi’s traffic produces less CO2 emission compared to most countries in the world due to tree cover and number of vehicles.

In Africa, Nairobi leads Cairo, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, while Indian cities of Kolkata, Dhaka, Mumbai and UAE’s Sharjah are the only cities ranked above Nairobi.

Traffic costs the country Sh2 billion per year in lost productivity according to the Kenyan Government.

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