This is not the first time motorists plying the dilapidated Kasarani–Mwiki Road are coming out up in arms to protest.
Last year, similar protests were witnessed as the residents demanded repair of the road whose bad state is blamed on poor workmanship by the contractor. The road is currently in a pathetic state with huge potholes making transport along the way cumbersome.
Huge traffic snarl-ups during peak hours have also become a norm in the area owing to the bad state of the road.
On Wednesday morning, an attempt by striking matatu operators to block the Thika Superhighway was thwarted by police officers.
The protesters had mobilized Boda Boda riders and started marching towards the superhighway when they were repulsed by police officers who lobbed teargas canisters and pushed back them towards Mwiki area.
By mid-morning, they had regrouped and blocked the major road in the area which is a vital link for those looking to connect all the way from Kangundo road to Thika Superhighway and vice versa.