Tens of students from various secondary schools across the country were on Monday stranded at Uhuru Park in Nairobi as curfew time reached before they could make it home.
The Form 4 students, who cleared their final Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) papers Monday, were destined for various city estates and neighbouring counties.
Teachers and students who sought refuge at Uhuru Park in Nairobi as the curfew hours neared said they arrived in the city late after they travelled from various parts of the country but encountered heavy traffic jams on their way.
Some of the students and their accompanying teachers lamented at the government’s insensitivity to their plight after leaving school by strictly effecting the 8pm-4am curfew.
This comes as hundreds of more motorists were stuck on Nairobi’s major roads, led by Thika Road, on Saturday and Sunday night as the traffic snarl across the city connived to ensure they don’t reach home by the time the curfew blockade was erected.
Commuters stuck in the CBD as curfew time approached.
Motorists found on the road were forced to spend Monday night on the highway as hundreds more were stranded in the CBD due to public transport hitches as police numbers were upscaled to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta’s curfew rules are adhered to.