Three Nairobi Roads to be Closed to Pave way for the Stanchart Marathon

Three Popular Nairobi roads namely Ng'ong, Lang'ata, and Mombasa roads are set to be closed to pave way for Stanchart Marathon slated for this weekend on Sunday 30th October.

Three Nairobi Roads to be Closed to Pave way for the Stanchart Marathon

Nairobi Traffic Police officer Mary Kiarie speaking on Tuesday 25th during a presser meeting stated that the roads connecting to the Southern bypass would not be accessible from 12 am.

The roads where normalcy would be disrupted are a section of Mombasa Road connecting the inland container depot (ICD) to the bypass at Ole Sereni.

However, Motorists plying along Lang'ata Road will be expected to use alternative routes provided by traffic marshals as the roads will remain closed since the Uhuru Gardens area is where the races will be flagged off from.

On the other hand, Other roads that will be affected include Karen-Kikuyu,  Karen-Mombasa Road, Lang'ata-Kikuyu, Galleria - Kikuyu, Lenana-Kikuyu, and Mombasa Road- Ole Sereni.

Kiarie also added that, motorists would resume using the roads at 1.30 p.m when the event will be done.


A section of Busy Mombasa Road. PHOTO TWITTER

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.