Nairobi has worst traffic record in Africa

Traffic in Kenyan capital rated fifth worst in world in Numbeo report.

The traffic in Nairobi has been ranked the worst in Africa and fifth worst in the world according to Numbeo, the crowd-sourced global database of statistics.

The Numbeo report estimates that it takes an average of 62 minutes to commute between Nairobi's suburbs and the city centre.

The city with the worst traffic in the world according to Numbeo's data is Calcutta with an average commuting time of 71 minutes, while the least congested of the 205 cities surveyed is Limassol in Cyprus, with a commuting time of 15 minutes.

The survey results coincide with Nairobi commuters being warned to expect traffic chaos on the weekend of 24-25 June when some of the capital's major roads including Mombasa Road and Kenyatta Avenue will be closed to allow for the delivery of transformers to Cathedral Kenya Power Station on Uhuru Highway.