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Schools, banks to close Friday ahead of Obama visit

23 July 2015, 15:20 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Some Nairobi schools and banks will be closed Friday after it emerged that there would be massive traffic disruptions in the city occasioned by the arrival of US President Barrack Obama.

Nairobi's Makini school said in a memo Thgursday that it would not let its students and staff suffer the many traffic disruptions that will be seen in the city thanks to the closure of the roads.

" Please note that there will be no school on Friday 24th July 2015 due to traffic logistics by the visit of the President of the United States, " Makini headmistress Monica Otieno said Thursday.

" We resume classes on Monday 27th July 15th normal time, Thank you and blessed weekend," she added.

Others include Riara and Rusinga Schools and Jonathan Gloag also cancelled classes.

The CFC Stanbic Bank also told its customers that it would close for business Friday at midday and re-open Monday morning due to the same.

" Please note that we will close for business Friday 24 July at 12 noon and re-open Monday 27 July at 8.30 Am," the bank said.

It is expected that many public schools will do the same with some parents suggesting that if not, they would save their children the punishment themselves.

" No way I will let my child go suffer on the roads," Monica Wangari whose child attends Moi Avenue Primary School told News24.

The move follows Thursday’s announcement by police who warned of traffic interruptions on Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and a section of Waiyaki Way from 2 Pm to 9 Pm on Friday.

There will also be major disruptions Saturday and Sunday with Obama undertaking his tour of the city.

Obama will be in Kenya to open the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the UN compound in Gigiri.

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