Roads closed in Nairobi on Saturday
A number of roads in Nairobi have been partially closed for the annual Mater Heart Run on Saturday morning.
They will be inaccessible from 7 to 11am.
Roads affected include City Hall way, Lang’ata Road, Uhuru Highway, Valley Road, Nong Road and Mbagathi Way, Aerodrome and Parliament Road.
Motorists have been urged to use alternative routes.
“We have no objection to the closure subject to full involvement of the traffic police who will oversee the closure,” a letter from Kura Director Engineer Silas Kinoti reads.
This year’s run is taking place simultaneously with nine other towns.
In Nairobi, the run begins at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), in Mombasa at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Sports Club Mbakari and in Mumias at Booker Academy.
Other places include the Meru Polytechnic Grounds, Kenyatta Stadium (Machakos), Kamukunji Grounds (Nyeri), Afraha Stadium (Nakuru), Moi Girls High School (Eldoret) and Jomo Kenyatta Grounds in Kisumu.
The event will begin from 8am at all the centres.
It is an initiative aimed at raising funds for the Mater Cardiac Programme, which identifies and treats children suffering from heart diseases.
The core focus is children from disadvantaged social-economic backgrounds.
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