NTSA Announces 3-Day Closure of Nairobi Office

  • Transport CS James Macharia flags off an NTSA branded car
    Transport CS James Macharia flags off an NTSA branded car.
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  • National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has announced the closure of its Likoni Road Motor vehicle inspection centre.

    In a statement dated Friday, August 5, NTSA stated that the inspection centre located in Nairobi would be closed for three days.

    This is after it was gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as a polling station.

    File photo of Kenyans in a queue waiting to cast their vote in a past election.
    File photo of Kenyans in a queue waiting to cast their vote in the 2017 General Election.
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    NTSA noted that a public notice would be circulated on the re-opening of the centre that serves residents of Nairobi county.

    "This is to notify the public that through Gazette Notice No.7996, the NTSA Likoni Road Motor vehicle inspection centre has been designated as a polling station in Starehe Constituency, Nairobi county during the upcoming General Election.

    "As a result, the Likoni Road Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre will be inaccessible to clients from 8th to 10th August 2022. The authority will notify the public once the centre is reopened for services," the notice by NTSA read.

    This comes as the country heads to the polls on Tuesday, August 9, with schools and several government premises being used as polling stations.

    In preparation for the elections, Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, ordered all schools to close on Tuesday, August 2, to allow the IEBC conduct the August 9 polls.

    The CS noted that all students from all basic education institutions would proceed on their half-term break effective Tuesday, August 2, and resume on Thursday, August 11. 

    He affirmed that the communication superseded the prior communication where the Ministry had set Saturday, August 6, as the stipulated date for closure. 

    "As you are all aware, Kenya is scheduled to conduct its National Elections on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

    "Therefore, following further consultations, I hereby convey the Government's decision on the immediate closure of all Basic Education institutions with effect from Tuesday, August 2, 2022, until Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to ensure that preparations and conduct of the upcoming elections is carried out seamlessly," Magoha announced.

    "Schools and Parents are advised to ensure that learners from all Basic Education institutions proceed on their half-term break effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and resume on Thursday, August 11"

    Education CS George Magoha ddress the 2nd International Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference on Linking Research, Science Technology & Innovation with Development in Africa at Kabete National Polytechnic in
    Education CS George Magoha addresses the 2nd International Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference on Linking Research, Science Technology & Innovation with Development in Africa at Kabete National Polytechnic on May 5, 2022.
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