Police have advised drivers in the city to avoid some roads on Friday as the requiem mass of late President Mwai Kibaki is being held at Nairobi’s Nyayo Stadium.
Traffic will be diverted along the Procession Way, Uhuru Highway, broken. Kenyatta Avenue and Aerodrome Road when the military will transport the late President’s body from State House, Nairobi, to Nyayo Stadium for Mass.
Mzee Kibaki’s body will leave the Lee Funeral Home on Friday morning at to get to the State House the military will begin their procession to Nyayo National Stadium for the national requiem mass.
Motorists are advised to use Aerodrome Road and a section of the Uhuru Expressway between Nyayo House and the roundabout of Avoid Lusaka after 7am.
Lots of Kenyans
Police spokesman Bruno Shioso also advised motorists to avoid the area around Nyayo Stadium, where many Kenyans are expected to attend the Mass to honor late President.
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The government does not have the number of participants limited to as many Kenyans as possible ers an opportunity to say goodbye to the former President.
“Vehicles coming into town from Waiyaki Way and wishing to cross to Mombasa Road are advised to avoid Uhuru Highway and at the Nyayo House roundabout turn and join the Kenyatta Highway towards Moi Avenue to the Haile Sellasie roundabout, then towards the City Stadium and on to Mombasa Road,” Mr Shioso said of the recommendation.
He said those heading Driving CBD or Westlands should use Southern Bypass or Likoni-Enterprise and Lusaka roads to avoid inconvenience along Uhuru Highway.
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Those attending the fair have been told to cooperate with the police and remain at the stadium by 8am.
“ Traffic police and other officials stand by V to offer support and guidance to all guests,” he said.
The National Funeral Committee said on Wednesday that the service will end at 1 p.m.