Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced a major traffic disruption ahead of the Nairobi Autism Half Marathon slated for this weekend.
In a statement, KeNHA said at least 14 routes would be affected during the Tespok (Technology Service Providers of Kenya) Autism Marathon that will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
The temporary closure will take effect from 1:00 pm to 1.30 pm.
The roads to be affected include Uhuru Highway from Nyayo National Stadium to Chiromo, Raila Odinga Way, Upperhill Links Road, Elgon Road, Matumbato Road, Masaba Road, Bunyala Road and Lower Hill Road.
Others are Haile Selassie Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, Koinange Street, University Way, Lusaka Road and Workshop Road.
Motorists plying the routes have been urged to follow the proposed traffic management plan and cooperate with traffic marshalls during the period.
"Motorists are advised to follow the proposed traffic management plan and cooperate with the police and traffic marshals on site" KeNHA said.
"We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused as we endeavour to provide an efficient, safe, and reliable road network. Below is an illustration of roads to be closed."
Traffic Advisory pic.twitter.com/B8TYV0AFuT— Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) (@KeNHAKenya) November 24, 2022
Why Autism Marathon
According to the event organisers, the marathon is in line with this year’s World Autism Day theme which aims to foster inclusion and acceptance in learning institutions and work environments.
The marathon will include the following races: 21 kilometres for men and women; 10 kilometres for men and women; 5 kilometres for persons with disability in wheelchairs and; 2 kilometres for autistic children and CEO's race.