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Sections of Nairobi roads to be closed for Stanchart Marathon

This year's edition of the Stanchart Marathon will take place on Sunday. Photo/FILE.

This year’s edition of the Stanchart Marathon will take place on Sunday. Photo/FILE.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – Police will redirect traffic in Nairobi from Saturday at 11.00 pm to Sunday 1.00pm to facilitate this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon that will take place at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Roads to be affected include sections of Upper Hill Road, Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway, Upper Hill and Forest Road–according to Nairobi Traffic Commandant Leonard Katana.

“All road users are advised to drive carefully and obey traffic signals which will be given by the traffic officers and they should also obey any signage along the various roads. The cooperation of all road users will make the event a great success,” Katana advised.

Within the Central Business District (CBD), Kenyatta Avenue and sections of Haile Selassie and University Way will also be inaccessible.

Motorists using Mombasa Road to come to the City Centre from today at 11PM to tomorrow at 4.00am will be diverted at Lusaka Roundabout via Langata Road, Madaraka Roundabout and Aerodrome Road.

From the city to Mombasa Road, drivers will be directed at Bunyala Roundabout to rejoin Nyayo Stadium Roundabout via alternative routes.

From Sunday at 4.00 am motorists intending to access the City Centre to Westlands and Kileleshwa were advised to use the Globe Cinema Roundabout, Kipande and Ojijo Roads.

To access the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, motorists will be redirected to Landhies Road, Jogoo Road and Outering Road.

Drivers on Langata Road will be diverted to use Mbagathi Way, Valley Road, State House Road, Arboretum and Riverside Drive then Kipande Road and through the Globe Cinema Roundabout to the CBD.

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Parking slots will be available at Komatsu, NIC Bank along Mombasa Road, Nakumatt Mega and along Baricho Road.

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