As Kenyans mourn the death of former President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, they have been warned to brace for traffic disruptions as major roads will be closed to facilitate the movement of the body for viewing, Nairobi memorial service and the eventual burial at his home in Kabarak, Nakuru.
Daniel Arap Moi, C.G.H., Kenya’s second President who served for 24 years, will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home on Wednesday 12th February 2020.
This will be preceded by a memorial service at the Nyayo Stadium on 11th February 2020, as part of the State burial decoration organised for the former Head of State. Flags are being flown half-mast until his burial.
To ensure the free flow of traffic leading to Nyayo Stadium and Kabarak, the National Police Service has today issued a traffic disruption and road closures advisory.
The most affected will be areas around Valley Road, State House and Nyayo Stadium, where the memorial service will be held on Tuesday. They include Uhuru Highway, Aerodrome road (which connects Lang’ata Road and Uhuru High sandwiching Nyayo Stadium) as well as the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway [ see full schedule below ].
Meanwhile, the Government has declared Tuesday, February 11, a public holiday to enable Kenyans to participate in the celebration of the life of former President Daniel arap Moi.
Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, who is also as the chair to steering committee planning Moi’s state funeral, said: “To enable every Kenyan participate in the celebration of the life of President Moi, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, on the recommendation of this Steering Committee, has declared Tuesday, February 11, 2020 a Public Holiday of general observance throughout the Republic of Kenya.”
Below is the full statement on traffic disruptions in the CBD and Nairobi Eldoret Highway.
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE
DISRUPTION OF TRAFFIC IN NAIROBI CBD AND NAIROBI-ELDORET HIGHWAY
As you are aware, the second President of the Republic of Kenya, the late Hon. Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, C.G.H., will be laid to rest at his Kabarak home on Wednesday 12 February 2020. This will be preceded by a memorial service at the Nyayo Stadium on 11′ February 2020. To ensure free flow of traffic leading to Nyayo Stadium and Kabarak, the National Police Service wishes to notify the general public the following:
In Nairobi, Aerodrome Road will be closed on Tuesday, 11″ February 2020 from 6:00 AM, while Uhuru Highway will be closed at the same time at Likoni, Bunyala, Valley Road and University Way (State House Road) Roundabout.
Traffic along Nairobi-Malaba Highway will be disrupted between Nairobi and Eldoret on 11″ and 12th February 2020.
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Nairobi-Eldoret Highway will be closed off to all heavy commercial trucks and trailers from Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 1200hrs to Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 1900hrs.
All road users are advised to strictly adhere to the Highway Code to avert inconveniences.
will be enhanced police deployment to ensure public safety and
security, and for traffic control and enforcement along the routes.
We appeal to all the road users to cooperate with the police as we give a befitting send off to our former Head of State.
HILARY N. MUTYAMBAI, MGH, nse (AU), INSPECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE
Saturday, 08 February 2020