On Sunday, October 30, a part of the Ng'ong, Lang'ata, and Mombasa roads will be closed for at least 12 hours to make space for the Stanchart Marathon.
Officer Mary Kiarie of the Nairobi Traffic Police said during a press conference on Tuesday, October 25, that the Southern Bypass's connecting roads would not be open after midnight.
One of the Mombasa Road segments that is affected is the one that runs from the inland container depot (ICD) to the bypass at Ole Sereni.
The region around Uhuru Gardens, where the races will start, will see traffic problems for drivers on the Lang'ata Road.
They have also been advised to take alternate routes since they won't be able to use the Mombasa or Ngong roads.
Other affected routes include Mombasa Road-Ole Sereni, Lang'ata-Kikuyu, Galleria-Kikuyu, Lenana-Kikuyu, Karen-Kikuyu.and Karen-Mombasa Road.
Officer Kiarie said that once the event is over at 1:30 p.m., drivers will be able to use the roadways again.
For the duration of the 12-hour period, traffic police personnel and marshals will be sent out to the roadways to ensure smooth traffic movement.
Kenyans will compete in a number of events at the Stanchart Marathon, including the 5,000, 10,000 and half-marathons.
The 42-kilometer race for men and women will conclude the event which has attracted participants from both domestic and foreign competitions.
Kenyans who are unable to compete physically in the races can engage in a five-day virtual race from October 24 through October 29.
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