A heavy traffic snarl-up is expected in Nairobi today as at least four universities hold their graduation ceremonies.

Nairobi, Kenyatta, Daystar and Technical University of Kenya are among the top institutions that will be holding their graduations.

Among the roads that are expected to be affected include Thika Highway, Uhuru Highway, Waiyaki Way, Mombasa Road and Heile Sellaisie among others.

The gridlock is expected to unusually huge considering the high number of students expected to graduate particularly in Nairobi and Kenyatta universities which often register the highest number of graduands.

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Police say they have deployed enough personnel for the events but want motorists to avoid the areas.

The situation on Thika Road is likely to be worsened by the ongoing construction of a footbridge at Njomoko which has resulted in blockage of a section of the highway.

Previously, the universities have been holding their graduation ceremonies on different dates but this year fate seems to have caused the inconvenience.

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