Motorists have been warned of traffic disruptions on some Nairobi roads on Friday when the funeral service of the late former President Mwai Kibaki will be held at the Nyayo Stadium.
Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso in a statement on Thursday advised motorists to avoid Aerodrome Road and a section of Uhuru Highway between Nyayo House and Lusaka roundabouts from 7.00am.
“A procession to the stadium led by the Kenya Defence Forces will affect the flow of traffic on some parts of the procession route, namely Procession Way, Kenyatta Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Aerodrome Road as they proceed to the stadium,” stated Shioso.
Similarly, vehicles driving to the city from Waiyaki Way and intending to cross over to Mombasa Road have been advised to avoid Uhuru Highway.
“Divert at Nyayo House Roundabout and join Kenyatta Highway towards Moi Avenue heading to Haile-Selassie Roundabout, then towards City Stadium onwards to Mombasa Road,” the police directed.
Those from Mombasa Road intending to access the Central Business District or Westlands are advised to use Southern Bypass, or Likoni Enterprise and Lusaka roads to avoid inconveniences along Uhuru Highway.
“Due to limited parking space at Nyayo National Stadium, owing to a high human and vehicles traffic expected, only vehicles bearing parking access stickers shall be allowed parking within the stadium premises,” added Shioso.
Consequently, vehicles without stickers shall only be allowed to drop off guests beside the stadium and then proceed to Lang’ata Road Primary School and Green Park where parking shall be provided.
All persons planning to attend the State funeral service are expected to be seated by 8 a.m. and according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i, the service is estimated to conclude at around 1p.m. after which all attendees will be expected to disperse.