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Obama traffic lockdown: What you need to know

It shows a near lockdown of Nairobi, with closure of major roads where the US president's motorcade will pass from the airport/FILE

It shows a near lockdown of Nairobi, with closure of major roads where the US president’s motorcade will pass from the airport/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 23 – Police have released a more elaborate traffic plan for Nairobi on Friday, the day US President Barack Obama touches down in the capital, Nairobi.

It shows a near lockdown of Nairobi, with closure of major roads where the US president’s motorcade will pass from the airport.

See below according to Nairobi Traffic Commander Edward Mwamburi.

Friday:
From 3pm to 10pm between JKIA, Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway, Chiromo Road and Westlands Roundabout. No accessibility to unauthorised vehicles.

Vehicles from Westlands to CBD to use Ringroad, James Gichuru and Parklands. Those from CBD to Westlands to use Murang’a Road, Ring Road and James Gichuru.

Saturday:
No access of Westlands from CBD from University Way roundabout. Those headed for Westlands to use Murang’a Road and Parklands or Ringroad. Forest Road and Limuru Road and UN Road to be closed all day.

Haile Selassie Avenue, Tom Mboya, Moi Avenue, Harambee Avenue and Landhies Road to be closed from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and no access to Railways bus stop.

From 3pm to 11 pm no access to Kenyatta Avenue, State House and Between University Way and Westlands.

Sunday:
No access to Thika Road up to Ruiru from 9am to 4pm.

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