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Friday not a holiday despite road closures, says State House

State House has announced that Friday will be a normal working day despite the inconveniences expected in Nairobi during the arrival of US President Barack Obama.

State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu made the announcement on Thursday during a media briefing.

Mr Esipisu said alternative routes will be provided on Friday and Saturday for commuters.

The roads to be closed on Friday as from 2 pm are Mombasa road, Uhuru highway and Waiyaki way.

The roads that will be closed on Saturday are Thika road, Limuru road and Waiyaki Way.

“Mombasa Road will not be completely shut but there will be changes in traffic flow,” Mr Esipisu said at a press conference at Harambee House on Thursday.

US envoy to Kenya Robert Godec said they do not anticipate mobile phone services disruptions during Mr Obama’s visit.

He also said the US leader was not planning to visit Kogelo, in Siaya County where his father—Barack Obama Senior— was born and raised.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said there will be signing of agreements on infrastructure, education, health, taxation and visa extensions during Mr Obama’s visit.