Several Roads within Nairobi will experience traffic disruptions on Friday, which will be occasioned by the state funeral of the late, retired president Mwai Kibaki.
This was announced in a press statement issued by the National Police Service (NPS) spokesperson Bruno on Thursday.
According to the statement, the state funeral service for the late Kibaki will be held on Friday, 29th April 2022 at Nyayo Stadium.
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.
NPS has therefore advised motorists to avoid Aerodrome Road and a section of Uhuru Highway between Nyayo House and Lusaka roundabouts from 7:00 am.
Motorists driving to the city from Waiyaki Way and intending to cross over to Mombasa Road are advised to avoid Uhuru Highway and 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.
Those from Mombasa Road intending to access the CBD or Westlands are advised to use Southern Bypass, or Likoni Enterprise and Lusaka roads to avoid inconveniences along Uhuru Highway.
NPS has also noted that there will be limited parking space at Nyayo National Stadium.
Owing to the high human and vehicle traffic expected, only vehicles bearing parking access stickers shall be allowed to park within the stadium premises.
Vehicles without stickers shall only be allowed to drop guests beside the stadium and then proceed to Lang'ata Road Primary School and Green Park where adequate parking is available.
Traffic police and other police officers shall be at hand to afford support and guidance to all guests.
NPS appealed to members of the public to comply with them for the success of the occasion.