Courts, Banks Take Precautions Ahead of Obama Visit

Banks, the courts and learning institutions have taken precautions Friday to ensure operations are not disrupted during the visit by US President Barack Obama.

After several schools announced that they will close for the day due to the traffic nightmare likely to be experienced in the capital, the Milimani Law Courts also announced no cases will be heard Friday.

A notice pinned at the courts explained that all cases initially fixed for hearing or mentions had been rescheduled.

“Duties shall however resume on Monday. All mentions on July 24, 2015 shall be mentioned in the respective courts on July 27, 2015. We regret any inconveniences caused,” the notice indicated.

Some of the schools to be closed on Friday include Makini School, Riara, Jonathan Gloag, Waridi Nursery, Shani Kindergarten and All Saints Primary School among others which have already dispatched notices to parents not to send their children to school.

“Dear parent, kindly note that there will be no school tomorrow Friday,” a text message to parents from one of the schools indicated.

Some banks also announced that operations in certain branches would be shut until Monday.

“We regret to inform you that due to the visit by the US President, our Nairobi branches will close at 12 noon tomorrow and re-open on Monday 27,” one of the messages sent to clients by one of the banks said.

Moi University Nairobi campus as well announced that there will be no classes on Friday because of the transport logistics during Obama’s stay in Nairobi.

This follows Thursday’s announcement by the police who warned of traffic interruptions on Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and a section of Waiyaki Way from 2 pm on Friday.