Details of traffic schedules for travelers to Machakos town have now been released ahead of the Mashujaa Day celebration on Thursday, October, 20, 2016.
- Vehicles from Nairobi to Machakos Town will be diverted through Machakos Teachers’ Training College to Kangundo Road which will then head to Mjini area in Machakos town.
- Vehicles from Makueni will turn off at Vota then join Mombasa road at Katumani-Vota junction. Alternatively, motorists may take Katumani-Vota road then proceed to Nairobi.
- Those traveling to Makueni will use Mombasa road and divert towards Vota and join up Wote junction road.
- From Kitui to Nairobi, traffic will divert at Kennol petrol station towards Machakos Hospital and proceed to Katumani-Vota junction and join Mombasa road through Vota.
“We have made considerations to ensure there is minimum interference for motorists while at the same time ensuring optimum security for all,” Eastern Regional Coordinator Richard Ogalo told reporters in Machakos town.
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho also told reporters that security details for the function, the second national even to be held out of the capital Nairobi since independence 54 years ago.
“All logistics issues for the celebrations such as security, traffic flow and general protocol procedures have been completed, “ Kibicho said speaking in Machakos town.
Rehearsals for the celebrations have been done and gates to the celebrations venue – Kenyatta Stadium- will be open to the public as early as 5.30am. Those attending will be expected to be seated at 5.30 am when entertainment will start.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will arrive at the venue at 10 am. The venue has a capacity for about 20,000 people.
CCTV surveillance has been installed from Kyumbi on Mombasa Road to Machakos Town, Kibicho said.