A notice from the National Police Service (NPS) indicated that the southern bypass from Carnivore to the Dagoretti Corner interchange will be closed from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Road users are also advised to avoid the Mombasa Road junction to the Southern Bypass at the Ole Sereni Hotel and the Mombasa Road junction at the ICD as they will remain closed.
The public is also advised to use Mombasa’s main street or alternative routes to avoid inconvenience.
“The event has an impact on traffic within the city and the surrounding area and annoys drivers and other road users … The participation of the public during the event is appreciated.” reads part of the statement.
Nairobi Traffic Police Commander Joshua Omukata said: “We will secure the southern bypass. Both lanes will be a no-go zone for all moto vehicles. At the same time, all roads to the southern bypass will be closed, safe for the marathon. ”
Rhonex Kipruto, the 2019 world bronze medalist over 10,000m, will be part of the elite field that will compete in this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. 2,500 athletes are expected to take part in the marathon.