Lang'ata Road Among 19 Nairobi Roads To Be Closed On Sunday

Among the affected roads include...

Lang'ata Road Among 19 Nairobi Roads To Be Closed On Sunday
Traffic on Langata Road T-Mall flyover on August 8, 2022. The flyover was officially opened to traffic after it was commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 31, 2022. /NAIROBI NEWS

Kenyan motorists have been warned over a plan to close 19 Nairobi roads on Sunday, November 27.

The Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) announced on Wednesday, November 23 that the roads would be closed to pave way for its Autism half marathon event.

TESPOK added that the closure will begin on Sunday at 1.00 am.

"We bring to your attention the roads covered during our upcoming marathon for children with autism. The roads will be closed from 1 a.m. this Sunday, November 27.

Traffic along Uhuru Highway with the Nairobi Expressway towering above. /STANDARD DIGITAL

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused & urge you to plan alternative routes. Thank you for your understanding, "TESPOK stated.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) issued a statement the following day complementing TESPOK's announcement of the road closure, adding that it will last for 12 hours and 30 minutes. The roads will be reopened at 1.30 pm.

"Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) in consultation with Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and Nairobi City County, pursuant to the Traffic Act Cap. 403 Section 71, wishes to notify the general public that there will be a temporary closure.

"This closure of the roads will take place on Sunday, November 27, 2022, between 1.00 am to 1.30 pm. The closure is to give way to the TESPOK (Technology Service Providers of Kenya) Autism Marathon to take place," read the statement in part.

Among the affected roads include:

  1. Lusaka Road
  2. Enterprise Road
  3. Commercial Street
  4. Bunyala Road
  5. Uhuru Highway
  6. Haile Selassie Avenue
  7. Kenyatta Avenue
  8. Koinange Street
  9. University Way
  10. Museum Hill Interchange
  11. Lower Hill Road
  12. Masaba Road
  13. Matumbato Road
  14. Elgon Road
  15. Hospital Road
  16. Upper-hill Link Road
  17. Mbagathi Way
  18. Lang'ata Road
  19. Nyayo Stadium

"Motorists are advised to follow the proposed traffic management plan and cooperate with the police and traffic marshals on site. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused as we endeavour to provide an efficient, safe, and reliable road network," KeNHA added.

Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK) is a professional, non-profit organization representing the interests of Technology service providers in Kenya. Established in 1999, the strength of the Association rests on its ability to be truly representative of the Kenyan industry as a whole.

The marathon, themed “Be a Hero – Accept, Understand and Love” is geared towards raising funds and rallying support for children living with Autism.

It is classified into the following categories: 21km for men and women, 10km for men and women, 5km for wheelchairs and 2km for autistic children & CEOs race.

Having rallied support from its members, other corporates and the public to ensure that autistic children and adults receive love and care, the Tech Service Provider targets to raise a tune of Ksh100 million. 

A footbridge along Lang'ata Road. /STANDARD DIGITAL