Driving hazards and repairs thereof
Potholes are a part of life in Nairobi. Even if you don't drive, you take a minibus to get home. In either case, you have to face the depth, vast number and huge size of potholes.
Since we have had a great rainy season, the potholes are more serious than ever.
One effect is damage to cars. Another is accidents - when drivers swerve to avoid potholes and run into on-coming traffic.
Some people repair the potholes with dirt. Some with rocks. Both are temporary solutions. Asphalt is also unfortunately a temporary solution. Asphalt repairs are normally done so poorly that they can last only a month or two.
I often joke that roads are made with a half-inch of asphalt. How long is that gonna last?