Traffic in Nairobi is set to be affected following the closure of eight roads come Sunday.
Motorists plying the route have been advised to find alternatives to make their way round the city.
The busy avenues will be inaccessible to some of the residents due to the annual Standard Chartered marathon.
The following are the routes that will be affected:
- Uhuru Highway
- Kenyatta Avenue
- Harambee Avenue
- Bunyala Road
- Lusaka Road
- Haile Selassie
- Aerodome Road
- University Way
The lockdown time for the roads will be from 4am on Saturday October 26 and 12.30 pm on the day of the marathon.
Kenyans who wish to access JKIA, should make different plans prior to the set day.
The organisers however reassured Kenyans, that no one will be deprived of access to critical services.
The critical facilities stated include hospitals and churches.
Through the company chairman Peter Gitau, this year’s event will use the route used two years ago.
The charity event is expected to raise approximately Ksh 60 million for their program.
Additional information disclosed that security during the short function will be tight to ensure no eventualities arise.
The race this time has attracted over 25, 000 participants and aside from being a social event, they will be contestants eye the cash prizes awarded at the end.
The winner of the 42km race will receive Ksh 2 million while the second and third, get Ksh 750, ooo and Ksh 500,00 respectively.
For the 21km one, the person who wins the race will get Ksh 300,000 , second placed wins Ksh 150,000 and the third placed bags Ksh 100,000.
The 10km race will see the winner bag Ksh 200,000 while the one who manages to get second place, will get Ksh 150,000 and finally Ksh 100,000 for the third placed participant.