Processional way closed, motorists urged to use different route
The processional way leading to State House has been temporarily closed for repairs, prompting authorities to redirect motorists to use alternate routes.
Engineers and workers are expected to engage in road mending activities on the road situated within Kilimani Area, Dagoretti North Sub-County.
Nairobi News has uncovered that the closure has triggered changes in traffic flow, causing motorists to seek alternative paths.
Concerns have been raised regarding the lack of a specified timeline for the road closure, potentially resulting in traffic congestion within the expansive Kilimani area.
Mr Jay Aming’a, a resident of Kileleshwa, confirmed the road closure, “Vehicles cannot access State House road via that road, and motorists are asked to use alternative routes.”
Motorists have expressed curiosity about the ongoing construction, as they noted that the road did not exhibit any potholes prior to the repairs.
Ms Jane Kimani, who usually used the road as a convenient route to enter the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD), shared her surprise upon encountering the road’s closure.
Ms Kimani voiced concerns about the lack of communication regarding the road closure duration.
“This means we shall have to use other routes until the road is re-opened. We request them to inform us how long we shall expect the road to be closed,” she commented.
It’s worth noting that Processional Way held significance as one of the most secure areas during the antigovernment demonstrations organized by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
In a separate incident along the bustling Mombasa Road, tragedy struck as a man lost his life in an accident near Zion Area.
Riding a motorbike with his two children en route to school, the man met with a fatal accident when a bus destined for Nairobi collided with them.
The man unfortunately succumbed to his injuries at the scene, while his two children, a boy and a girl, sustained serious injuries.
The deceased’s body has been taken to Kambu Hospital mortuary, while the injured children receive medical attention at Makindu Sub-County Hospital.