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Nairobi Residents Warned Of Traffic Gridlock As Israeli PM Visits


gridlockPolice have warned Nairobi residents to expect major traffic snarl ups today due to road closures in certain parts of the city to facilitate movement during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit.

The specific roads in the city centre will be closed in intervals whenever Netanyahu’s motorcade is passing.

They include sections of Kenyatta Avenue, Parliament Road, Haile Selassie Avenue Uhuru Highway, State House Road and Limuru Road when he visits the United Nations Headquarters.

Others are Wabera Street, State House Avenue and Lang’ata Road.

A major traffic was this morning witnessed along Waiyaki Way and parts of Thika Super Highway after motorists woke up to closure of the roads.

Some residents were forced to walk to work and others had to dig deeper into their pockets in order to afford boarding the few matatu that had managed to use different routes to access the CBD.

Netanyahu is in the country for a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta before heading to Rwanda and Ethiopia.