Road Directions to the Swearing-In Ceremony at the Moi International Stadium, Kasarani
A road map guide to the swearing-in ceremony at Kasarani Stadium showing the best and quickest route to take.
Tomorrow, the Tuesday, 9th of April 2013 Kenya will get a new president. The Presidential inauguration ceremony will take place at the 60,000 cheater, Moi International Sports Center - Kasarani. With logistics planned, the only hindrance can be getting to the stadium. Tomorrows event will have a large attendants, from presidents to civilians all eager to witness this historic event, so its paramount that you have a clear route to avoid unnecessary traffic jams or crowds in a celebration frenzy.
Kasarani Stadium sits along the new Nairobi - Thika Highway, some 16 km from the city center, a 20 mins drive with private means and 25 mins with public means. This guide will cover movements from the following locations to the stadium:
- From the Airport
- From Ngong, City Centre
- From Nyeri, Karatina, Thika
- From Kisumu, Nakuru, Naivasha & Westlands
- From Ruaka, Runda
From JKIA Airport
Invited guests arriving via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will use Mombasa Road to enter the city. However unless you have presidential escort, successful entry into the City center will vary with time. If you touch down during the morning hours to noon, don't use Mombasa Road. We advice you to use the Eastern Bypass which diverts off to Thika Road at City Cabanas turn-off saving you time and fuel. This road condition is excellent and favorable for speedy drivers. The bypass has limited stop over points so keep the fuel tank full before using this highway.
EASTERN BYPASS: The Eastern Bypass/Airport North Road
The Eastern Bypass will join Thika Road at the Ruiru Interchange where you will use the main carriageway to Roysambu. The distance to the stadium from here is not a walking distance to keep on driving till Roysambu. This post also applied to guest arriving from Mombasa via the A109 (Mombasa Road). If using public means, the movement is similar, at the City Cabanas Turn-off, the matatus will charge a fee to a junction town - Kagundo where you will take another matatu till Ruiru junctin (The Ruiru Interchange). From here take another matatu till Kasarani Stadium.
EASTERN BYPASS: The Eastern Bypass/Kagundo Junction. If heading to Ruiru, Thika Road do not exit, go straight foward.
From Ngong, Ngong Road & City Centre
Kenyans & Invited guests from Ngong Road areas clearly understand that this highway is one of the most affected bu the traffic jam syndrome. A traffic snarl-up on Thika Road can make you loose up-to 2hrs and snatch some 10hours from your entire life time. No need to worry, just leave early when heading to Kasarani. As you head into the city centre keep off the active areas to avert another traffic jam. Upon entering the city center, use Uhuru Highway towards UoN (University of Nairobi) then join Thika Road smoothly. For the ones in the city centre the flow is the same.
If using public means you can use the following route numbers: 45Githurai, 45Kenyatta University, 44Githurai, 43Ngumba Estate. Fare will vary but we recommend the 44Githurai. Tell the conductor to drop you off at USIU/Safari Park. You will alight at the footbridge, cross and stroll to the stadium.
From Nyeri, Karatina, Thika
Kenyans & Invited guests from Nyeri, Karatina and Thika via Thika Road will proceed using the main carriageway to Roysambu. Do not exit at any point unless you are familiar with the area and maybe you car needs some fuel. The direction is pretty easy just keep your eyes on the signboards and you will be fine.
If using public means, tell the driver to drop you off at Roysambu.
ROYSAMBU EXIT: From Thika, Roysambu. Proceed forward keep right then keep left into the service road to the Stadium.
From Kisumu, Nakuru, Naivasha & Westlands
Kenyans & Invited guests from Kisumu, Nakuru, Naivasha & Westlands will enter the city center via Waiyaki Way. The highway is fairly good at peak hours though this may change today and tomorrow. If using private means, no need to enter the city center. Turnoff using Thika Road at the interchange into Parklands then proceed to Pangani where you will then flow to Kasarani. This will save you 2hours in multiple traffic jams if you pop into the city center.
If using public means, board a matatu and drop off at the slip road at Globe Cinema, a few meters from Central Police Station. You can use the following route numbers: 45Githurai, 45Kenyatta University, 44Githurai, 43Ngumba Estate. Fare will vary but we recommend the 44Githurai. Tell the conductor to drop you off at USIU/Safari Park. You will alight at the footbridge, cross and stroll to the stadium.
From Ruaka, Runda
Kenyans & Invited guests from Ruaka, Runda and generally the Northern Bypass areas, use the Northern Bypass turnoff at Marurui, enter Garden Estate and proceed to Thika Road. Also using the same bypass proceed straight and turn-off into Githurai 44 where the road will take you to Roysambu. Another route is using the same bypass till the Ruiru Interchange then drive to Roysambu. So many ways but if using public means, use the Githurai Route.
To Evade the Massive Traffic Around the Stadium Area
Thika Road is expected to handle twice the daily number of vehicles especially at the stadium area. If you are not interested to go to the stadium, here is how to avoid the area while still getting to your destination.
When coming from the city center, exit at Ruaraka and enter Garden estate. Join with the bypass and pop put at Githurai then proceed to wherever you were going. The same applies for traffic going from Thika to Nairobi.