Nairobi traffic solution

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Wainaina Macharia has said that the government is building 7 corridors criss crossing Nairobi to ease congestion in the city. The CS speaking in Beijing, China on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum has further said that there are also plans to have a train and bus system to give people options and reduce the number of vehicles coming into the city. The newly created Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority that covers Nairobi city, Kiambu, Murang’a, Machakos and Kajiado counties shall formulate a sustainable integrated public transport strategy based on the development of a sustainable urban mobility plan that will be the basis for the orderly and structured development of the proposed Metropolitan Area mass-transit system, which incorporates both bus rapid-transit and commuter rail. Nairobi has a population of about 4 million people in terms of residence. But during the day the county accommodates about 7 million people most of them coming from the above mentioned counties. There has to be a way to ensure that these people are able to go about their business in Nairobi without having to pass through the city center.