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City roads to be closed for First Lady Marathon

Major city roads will be closed from midnight on Saturday to 4pm on Sunday for the First Lady Half Marathon.

Nairobi County, Officer Commanding Traffic, Musyoki Mutungi has also participants, motorists and pedestrians adequate security during the event.

Motorists and pedestrians using Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway, Kenyatta Avenue, Processional Way, Cathedral Road, Ngong Road, Mbagathi Road, Langata Road, Aerodome Road and Lower Hill Road will have to seek alternate routes.

Other roads to be closed include Chyulu road, Hospital road, Mara road, Masaba road, Ole Sangale Link road leading to Madaraka Estate and Strathmore University and Bunyala road.

Traffic on Mombasa road coming to the city center and other parts of the country will be diverted at General Motors, with motorists required to access the CBD through either Enterprise road or Mombasa road wrong side which will be used as a single carriage way.

At Lusaka roundabout, motorists from Mombasa direction will be diverted to access their destinations via City stadium through Lusaka road.

DIVERSIONS

Motorists going to Ngong road from the Railway roundabout will be diverted at Uhuru Highway roundabout wrong side to access City Mortuary roundabout through University way.

Motorists from Ngong road and Mbagathi Way will be diverted at the City Mortuary roundabout to use Valley road and Mbagathi way wrong side.

But those using Valley road will be diverted at Valley road Junction to access their destinations through Jakaya Kikwete road.

Just like in the past editions of the half marathon, this year the event is expected to be graced by a huge turnout of dignitaries such as governors, ambassadors, cabinet secretaries and captains of industry.

As a host elite runners will be among the participants in the marathon that will start and end at the Nyayo National Stadium.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will flag off the 21km race at 7am and then take to the course in the 10km race at 8am.

 

By Friday evening more sponsors topped up the marathon kitty with an additional Sh12 million bringing the total funds raised so far to Sh201 million, excluding money raised through registration fees.