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Traffic nightmare in Naivasha, Police urge motorists to cooperate

Thousands of rally enthusiasts are trapped in a gigantic traffic snarl-up stretching tens of kilometers in Naivasha as the WRC Safari Rally Kenya 2021 comes to an end.

And over-stretched police has urged the motorists eager to return to the Capital City to cooperative with the law enforcers so that normal traffic flow can resume.

A statement from the Kenya Police Service urged the motorists to follow traffic rules and stop overlapping so that traffic can flow as hundreds of people spent their nights on the road as traffic came to a stand-still in Naivasha.

On Sunday traffic came to a standstill from as early as 6:00am and by midday it was all chaos as no movement on both sides was possible.

There were also embarrassing moments on Saturday night when rally drivers were forced to walk over 2 kilometers to access their hotels after roads were clogged up by overlapping motorists.

Such situations and the ones witnessed in the first day in Nairobi where excited rally fans blocked racing cars so that they can take selfies are some of the issues that may result to sanctions by FIA whose boss Jean Todt is Kenya.

Kenya undertook painstaking work to return the WRC Safari Rally to the global circuit was holding Round 6 for the first time in 19 years.

Undoubtedly, excited rally fans thronged Naivasha the venue of the rally in their thousands and traffic control became a nightmare for the authorities due to overlapping and general indiscipline.

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