A section of roads in Nairobi CBD will on Monday, September 5 ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the presidential petition.
In a statement on Sunday, September 4, the National Police Service (NPS) said the roads in question will be closed once the Court issues a directive.
The directive, according to NPS, will be issued 2 hours before the time that the Court will convene to give its ruling.
“The public should not therefore panic and migrate from their homes or ordinary places of residence in fear and anticipation of chaos
“Access to the Supreme Court shall be limited to the public, and all roads leading to the court premises shall remain closed,” NPS said.
The roads that will be closed are;
- Ngong road will be closed A the junction of Ngong Road 10 Avenue (opposite NHIF). No motorists will be allowed to access CBD through Kenyatta Avenue via Cathedral Road but instead are advised to we Haile Selassie Avenue.
- Cathedral Road/Milimani Ngong Road which accesses Milimani Law Courts will be closed at Kenyatta Avenue/ Valley road Junction (NSSF).Only vehicles heading to the court will be allowed. All other motorists are advised to use Valley Road.
- Cathedral road/Haile Selassie Avenue junction will be closed and Motorists are advised to use alternative route of Haile Selassie/Ngong Road.
At the same time, NPS asked Kenyans to avoid public gatherings during the Supreme Court verdict.
In a statement signed by acting Inspector General Noor Gabow urged Kenyans to follow the proceedings in the comfort of their homes.
“We wish to advise the general public to avoid gathering at the Supreme Court during the Ruling, or congregating in public gatherings, but follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes
“Access to the Supreme Court shall be limited to the public, and all roads leading to the court premises shall remain closed. Traffic police officers shall be deployed adequately to direct traffic around the court facility,” Gabow said.
This followed Winnie Odinga’s call on Azimio la Umoja followers to turn out in numbers for a march in all major towns ahead of the ruling.
“This Monday, all Azimio supporters are invited to the centres of all towns in honour of our great journey and push for justice,” her post read.
She later pulled down the post.
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