Nairobi City remain Deserted

The usually busy Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) remained deserted for the better part of Tuesday, as Kenyans went for voting in the much-anticipated general elections.

Most businesses closed down to allow workers to vote and only a few eateries remained opened.

A spot check by KNA indicated that a few restaurants such as Java Coffee House and fast food, KFC were open while all entertainment joints, supermarkets and retail shops remained closed.

A waitress at Java Mama Ngina Street who did not want to be named said in the morning hours there were few customers but late in the afternoon more had started streaming in.

The usually congested sidewalks were deserted and the busy streets usually jammed with heavy traffic were empty, with a few public service vehicles in bus termini.

In the CBD down town from Moi Avenue there were few people spotted while in with little activity by a few hawkers and newspapers vendors.

At the NSSF grounds along Kenyatta Avenue there were long queues of voters waiting to cast their votes.

The usually busy City Market stalls, the busy bus station and noisy Ambassador bus stop had a few public service vehicles.

Kenyans went to the general elections today to elect the President, Governors, Senators, Members of Parliament, Woman Representatives and Members of the County Assemblies.

Source: Kenya News Agency