Roads That Will Be Closed During Mater Heart Run

  • A number of roads in Nairobi will be partially shut on Saturday to pave way for the annual Mater Heart Run.

    This was confirmed by the Kenyan Urban Roads Authority which listed eight roads that will be affected.

    The roads to be affected by the four-hour closure, from 7 am to 11 am, include City Hall Way, Uhuru Highway, Valley Road, Ngong Road, Mbagathi Way, Lang’ata Road, Aerodrome Road and Parliament Road.

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    “Reference is made to your letter on the above dated May 22, 2018, seeking for approval for part closure of…. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 7 am to 11 am for the annual Mater Heart Run event.

    "We have no objection to the closure subject to full involvement of the traffic police who will oversee its closure,” read in part the letter to Mater Hospital from Kura director general Engineer Silas Kinoti.

    Motorists have been urged to use alternative routes during that period.

    Mater Heart Run is an initiative that helps raise funds for the Mater Cardiac Program which identifies and treats children with heart ailments, especially those from poor socio-economic background.

    Over 3000 heart procedures in the management of Rheumatic fever have been performed since the program's inception in 1995.

    This year’s Run is scheduled to take place simultaneously in nine different centres around Kenya; Nairobi: Kenyatta International Convention Centre  at 7 am, Mombasa: KPA Sports Club, Mbaraki at 8 am, Mumias: Booker Academy at 8 am, Meru: Meru National Polytechnic Grounds at 8 am, Machakos: Kenyatta Stadium at 8 am.

    Nyeri: Kamukunji Grounds at 8 am, Nakuru: Afraha Stadium at 8 am, Eldoret:Moi Girls’ High School at 8am, Kisumu: Jomo Kenyatta Grounds at 8am.

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