The National Police Service has announced traffic disruption on four major roads within Nairobi on Friday, April 29, due to the funeral service of the late former President, Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki.
In a statement dated Thursday, April 28, and signed by police spokesperson, Bruno Shioso, a procession to the stadium led by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will affect the flow of traffic on some parts of the procession route, namely Procession Way, Kenyatta Avenue, Uhuru Highway and Aerodrome Road. The disruption will start as early as 7am.
This will in effect affect traffic flow on the busy Mombasa Road and other routes near the earmarked roads.
Due to the disruption, police have asked motorists to use alternative routes to avoid being inconvenienced.Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso addressing the press.Capital Group
"Motorists have been advised to avoid Aerodrome Road and a section of Uhuru Highway between Nyayo House and Lusaka roundabouts.
"Vehicles driving to the city from Waiyaki Way and intending to cross over to Mombasa Road are advised to avoid the Uhuru Highway and divert to Nyayo Stadium and join Jomo Kenyatta Highway towards Moi Avenue heading to Haile - Selassie Roundabout, then towards City Stadium onwards to Mombasa Road," the police advised.
Those intending to access CBD from Mombasa Road or Westlands have been advised to use Southern Bypass, or Likoni Enterprise and Lusaka Roads to avoid inconveniences along Uhuru Highway.
Police further announced only motorists with stickers will be allowed to park within Nyayo National Stadium. Those without stickers will only be allowed to drop guests besides the stadium and then proceed to Lang'ata Road Primary School and Green Park Bus Terminus where alternative parking slots will be provided.
"Traffic police and other police officers shall be at hand to afford support and guidance to all guests. Kindly comply with them for the success of the occasion," Shioso added.
At Nyayo Stadium, the state funeral service of the late Kibaki will be held and accorded full military honours. His body will then be moved to Othaya by the road where he will be buried in a private ceremony.Military taking Kibaki's body for public viewing in parliament on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.PSCU
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