Kenyans make fun of a traffic bottleneck on a newly constructed express road.
Kenyans have been grumbling online about traffic congestion on a recently built road in Nairobi.
Some images uploaded online show huge lines of cars on lanes going up to toll booths on the partly elevated motorway that runs through the city center.
Some Kenyans have made fun of the situation, while others have been angry by the apparent bottleneck that the road was supposed to alleviate.
The 27km (16 mile) long roadway constructed by a Chinese business was opened to the public on Saturday for a “trial phase” before its formal debut in a month.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said two weeks ago that this phase will put the system through its paces and “enable us to put the finishing touches on certain unfinished portions.”
He further said that the route will “help us address the severe traffic gridlock that Nairobi is experiencing.”
The motorway, which runs from the west side of the city to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and cost $600 million (£490 million), is the country’s sole toll road.
According to the officials, it will cut the time it takes to go from the central business area to the airport from more than two hours to only 15 minutes.
Private automobiles must pay a toll of roughly $3 each journey.
Kenya did not borrow money to construct the road, but the contractor is anticipated to collect tolls for the next 27 years before handing over the project to the government.