Government announces major roads to be closed during Pope's visit
24 November 2015, 16:01
Nairobi - Police have released a list of several roads in Nairobi that will be closed to motorists during the visit to the country of Pope Francis.
The traffic department has announced the closure of major roads during the Pope's three-day visit to Kenya.
Traffic will be disrupted along Mombasa, Uhuru Highway and State House Road when President Uhuru Kenyatta will receive the Pope on Wednesday evening, Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said.
" Roads will be closed on Wednesday at 4pm. Motorists will not access the blocked areas but pedestrians will not be affected. Other roads will be closed on Thursday from 5am when the Pope will hold mass at the University of Nairobi grounds.
He added that the section from Bunyala roundabout to the Museum Hill overpass will be closed to enable more than one million faithful, including dignitaries and the President, to attend the open-air mass.
Waiyaki way, Ojijo road, Harambee and Parliament roundabout will also remain closed while vehicles from Ngong road will not go past NHIF.
Globe Cinema roundabout will be open towards Tom Mboya street, River Road and Kijabe street but no vehicles will be allowed past Lilian Towers.
" Commuters headed to the Central Business District through the Thika Superhighway will not go past Forest road and motorists can leave their vehicles at Moi Avenue Primary School. Vehicles from Kileleshwa will also be blocked at Arboretum/Ring road junction," he added.
Motorists from Mombasa road are advised to park their vehicles at mara Daima railway station, Capital Centre, Highway Secondary and Nyayo stadium. Haile Selassie Avenue, Silver Springs, Valley road, Kenyatta avenue and Langata road will also be closed.
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