KENYA HOSTS POPE FRANCIS - Major Roads To Be Closed KATO CIRCULAR Nov 24 2015

Information at hand indicates that there could be some traffic and significant transport disruptions between Wednesday and Friday when His Holiness the Pope is visiting Nairobi.

Several roads in Nairobi are expected to be affected and clients need to plan accordingly especially relating to JKIA were there may be flight distruptions and delays on Mombasa road. Please click on the attached link for further information on expected closures.

Wednesday November 25

The stretch of the road from the exit of JKIA all the way down through Mombasa Road, Haile Selassie Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue and State House Avenue to State House will be affected in the evening.

After the State House meeting, the Pope will head to the Nunciature. Part of Uhuru Highway onto Waiyaki Way and James Gichuru Road will be affected.

Thursday November 26

Inbound vehicles which will be coming from Mombasa road will terminate at Bunyala Roundabout. The movement of the vehicles that will be accessing the CBD or to the Mass area will be stopped at Bunyala Roundabout.

Inbound vehicles from Ngong Road will not go beyond the Kenya National Library Service building. Inbound vehicles using Valley Road either from Mbagathi or Ngong Road will not be able to pass after Silver Springs Roundabout since Kenyatta Avenue will be reserved for the occasion of the day.

Any other road in between Silver Springs, Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway will be blocked including 5th Ngong Avenue. Vehicles intending to use Dennis Pritt Road will also be blocked just near the State House gate D. Part of Lenana Road down to Milimani will also be blocked so that people do not access Valley Road at State House Avenue/Kenyatta Avenue intersections. Vehicles that intend to use Arboretum road will end up near Kileleshwa Petrol station on Ring Road-Kileleshwa road.

Vehicles from western direction normally using Waiyaki way will be blocked just after Kempinsky hotel. They will not be able to access University Way roundabout from that place. The overpass and the underpass at Ojijo towards Riverside will also be blocked. Vehicles from Central, Eastern and North Eastern regions that will be using Thika Superhighway will be blocked at Forest Road. Vehicles from Thika Superhighway that uses Murang’a Road will be blocked at University Way near Lillian Towers.

Uhuru Highway will also be blocked along Kenyatta Avenue just about near GPO. Posta Road will also be blocked and also the slip road towards City Hall way. Parliament roundabout will not be accessible from Uhuru Highway since it will be blocked just after the Intercontinental Hotel. Haile Selassie Avenue will not be accessible from Upper Hill area near NHIF past the roundabout towards Moi -Haile Selassie Roundabout. Parking Areas Identified: Vehicles from Eastern direction (Coast and Eastern region) will be parked at Nyayo Stadium, Capital Centre, Police Pavilion (South c) and Don Bosco Catholic Church. Cars approaching the CBD from Ngong Road will also park at the same venues.

Vehicles from Waiyaki Way will park at Saint Austin, Lavington Primary, Nairobi School, Strathmore and Consolata Shrine (for the priests).Vehicles from Thika Road and Jogoo Road will park St Peters Clavers Primary School, Highridge College, Aga Khan School, Jamia Mosque Parking area near Globe Interchange, Premier Academy, Nairobi University School of Law at Parklands.

Other areas include KICC grounds, parking spaces opposite Laico Regency hotel, Geology College and Chiromo parking area.

In the evening when the Pope will be going to the UNEP headquarters, Limuru Road all the way to UNEP headquarters will be affected.

Friday November 27

The Pope will be headed to Kangemi area from his residence at the Nunciature in the morning, Waiyaki Way and parts of James Gichuru Road will be affected. Later on as he heads to Kasarani Stadium, the stretch all the way from Waiyaki Way to Forest Road and Thika Road will be affected.

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