Policewomen have taken over rush-hour traffic direction in Nairobi for the first time. But their?
Policewomen have taken over rush-hour traffic direction in Nairobi for the first time. But their normal duties as traffic wardens, inspectors and parking controllers have not been neglected.
Many drivers, and pedestrians, in Nairobi find the sight amusing. But so far, the policewomen have proved just as capable as their male counterparts. And many people think a change of traffic scenery helps to move the rush-hour flow faster.
SYNOPSIS: Traffic control in Nairobi has traditionally been a man's job and, most of the time, the women just had to be content to watch from the pavements. In the morning and evening rush-hours, thousands of cars travel through the city every day.
There have never really been any serious challengers to the job of traffic direction. But now, the authorities have decided that the policewomen can do the job just as the men....with a quick lesson or two.
The drivers are enjoying the change of scenery.....but the policewomen's new position is not a full-time one. They still have to attend to the routine tasks such as parking control and general traffic inspection.