Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero has defended closure of roundabouts in a bid to decongest city roads.
Reacting to protests on social media over traffic snarl up in the city after the roundabouts were closed, Dr Kidero’s Director of Communications Walter Mongare said the move should not be politicised.
He called for patience saying a study was done by the national and county governments before the closure.
“A thorough research was done for over 5 months by both the Central & County Govt before acting. Let’s be objective n patient,” he posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
The new traffic measures announced by Dr Kidero bar drivers from making right turns on major roundabouts in the city.
Bunyala and Nyayo Stadium roundabouts were closed.
Motorists driving towards Mombasa from, say Nyayo Stadium, or get to Bunyala Road from Upper Hill, a motorist will need to drive up to the Haile Selassie Avenue/Uhuru Highway roundabout to make a U-turn.
The Westlands roundabout has also been closed and motorists will only be allowed to make a left turn from Ring Road Westlands before making a U-turn at Consolata Shrine for motorists coming from Westlands intending to go to Kangemi.
From Raphta Road towards Westlands, motorists will only make a left turn and head towards Kangemi up to the area near Brookside Groove where they will be allowed to make a U-turn to drive towards Westlands.
There will be no entry to Riverside Drive while driving on Chiromo Road, instead, motorists will access Riverside Drive through the former Westlands round about.