List of city roads to be closed over the weekend
Major roads in Nairobi County will be on temporary closure for the better part of Sunday, November 27, 2022, owing to the autism half marathon.
According to a public notice issued by the Kenya National Highways Authority, the roads will be closed to pave the way for the planned Technology Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) Autism half marathon event.
The closure will start on Sunday, November 27, between 1:00am to 1:30 pm for a duration of 12 hours and 30 minutes.
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The roads affected will be Uhuru Highway from Nyayo National Stadium to Chiromo, Raila Odinga Way, Upperhill Links Road, Matumbato Road, and Masaba Road.
Others are Bunyala Road, Lower Hill Road, Haile Selassie Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, Koinange Street, University Way, Lusaka Road, and Workshop Road.
The authority, as a result, advised motorists to cooperate with the police as diversions will be provided.
“Motorists are advised to follow the proposed traffic management plan and cooperate with the police and traffic marshals on site.
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“We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused as we endeavor to provide an efficient, safe, and reliable road network,” added the statement.
The inaugural Tespok Autism Half Marathon themed “Be a Hero – Accept, Understand and Love” is geared towards raising funds and rallying support for children living with autism in Kenya.
Participants will be expected to compete in four categories.
Autistic children will compete in the 2km race with the Wheelchair and amp while the CEO’s race set for 5Km. There will be the 10 Km race for men and women and the 21 Km race for both genders, the day’s main attraction.
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According to Tespok CEO Fiona Asonga the marathon is set to facilitate Autism research to determine the statistics on autism cases across the country.
“As part of its commitment to this course, TESPOK will endeavor to spearhead this initiative to reduce stigma albeit creating more awareness and understanding on Autism across Kenya,” Asonga said.
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