Several access roads to the Supreme Court will be closed on Monday ahead of the court’s judgment on the presidential petition.

Nairobi Traffic police commander Vitalis Otieno said in a statement the roads will be closed two hours before the time given by the court for the judgment.

“Ngong Road will be closed at the junction of Ngong Road 1st Avenue opposite NHIF,” Otieno said in a statement on Sunday.

He added that Kenyatta Avenue and Cathedral Road will also be closed to the public.

“No motorist will be allowed to access the CBD through Kenyatta Avenue via Cathedral Road but instead are advised to use Haile Selassie Avenue,” he said.

Cathedral Road-Milimani Ngong Road will be closed at Kenyatta Avenue-Valley Road junction near NSSF building. 

“Only vehicles heading to the court will be allowed,” Otieno said adding that all other vehicles should use Valley Road. 

The stretch between Catheral Road and Haile Selassie Avenue junction will also be closed and motorists have been advised to use Haile Selassie-Ngong Road as the alternative route.

On Saturday, acting Inspector General of police Noor Gabow advised Kenyans to watch the Supreme Court proceedings from the comfort of their homes saying the court precincts will be sealed off to the public.

“We wish to advice the general public to avoid gathering at the Supreme Court during the ruling, or congregating in public gatherings but follow the proceedings from the comfort of their homes,” Gabow said.

“Traffic police officers shall be deployed adequately to direct traffic around the court facility,” he added.

A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court is Monday expected to deliver its verdict on the presidential petition filed by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga and six other petitioners.

The court under the stewardship of Chief Justice Martha Koome will make its judgment based on nine issues that were raised in the consolidated petitions to challenge the August 9 presidential results.

Source: The Star

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