• The KDF escorting Kibaki's body for the State funeral will use the roads as their procession routes. 

• The police service also advised that not all motorists attending the funeral will be allowed to park their cars inside Nyayo National Stadium.

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President Mwai Kibaki's body leaving parliament buildings
Image: Ezekiel Aminga

 National Police Service has asked motorists to avoid certain city roads that will be affected by the State funeral of Mwai Kibaki on Friday, April 29. 

In a press statement, the police said the funeral service that will take place at the Nyayo National stadium will affect major roads in the city due to a procession by the Kenya Defence Forces. 

The KDF will use Procession Way, Kenyatta Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Aerodrome Road as their procession routes. 

The police service advises; 

1. Motorists to avoid Aerodrome Road and a section of Uhuru Highway between Nyayo House and Lusaka roundabouts as from 7.00 am.

2. Vehicles driving to the city from Waiyaki Way and intending to cross over to Mombasa Road to avoid Uhuru Highway and divert at Nyayo House Roundabout and join Kenyatta Highway towards Moi Avenue heading to Haile-sellasie Roundabout, then towards City Stadium onwards to Mombasa Road. Those from Mombasa Road intending to access the CBD of Westlands are advised to use Southern Bypass, or Likoni Enterprise and Lusaka roads to avoid inconveniences along Uhuru Highway.

Other than the traffic situation on the procession route, the police service also advised that not all motorists attending the funeral will be allowed to park their cars inside Nyayo National Stadium due to the limited parking space. 

"Only vehicles bearing parking access stickers shall be allowed parking within the stadium premises. Vehicles without stickers shall only be allowed to drop guests besides the stadium and then proceed to Lang'ata Road Primary School and Green Park where adequate parking is available." 

The state funeral that will be held at Nyayo stadium will see dignitaries from other countries arrive in Kenya to bid former President Mwai Kibaki goodbye.

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