Traffic congestion threatens health in Ongata Rongai.

Ephantus Wanyoike


Reaction of different residents when caught on traffic

On a daily basis half of residents of Rongai are irritated by traffic when travelling from Nairobi town to Rongai  thus a major health risk to contracting stress related diseases and illnesses.

According to an online survey 51% of passengers caught on traffic congestion are irritated and spend more than one hour everyday they are travelling from town thus exposing many people to stress related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes ,asthama, depression and anxiety.

Most of these diseases are long term and cannot be treated but only managed and controlled. The cost of managing these long term disease are quite expensive with some diseases like Alzheimer’s disease c only  treated in specialized facilities in few hospitals .




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