The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has announced the closure of its Likoni Road Motor Vehicle Inspection Center.
In a statement dated Friday, August 5, the NTSA said the Nairobi inspection center would be closed for three days.
This is after it was published by TUSEN Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as a polling station.
File photo of TUSEN in a line waiting to vote in an earlier election.
NTSA noted that a public notice would be circulated regarding the reopening of the center serving residents of Nairobi province.
“This is to inform the public that through Gazette Notice No.7996, the NTSA Likoni Road Motor Vehicle Inspection Center has been designated as a polling station in Starehe Constituency, Nairobi County during the upcoming general election.
“As a result, the Likoni Road Motor Vehicle Inspection Center will not be open to customers from August 8 to 10, 2022. The authority will notify the public once the center reopens for services,” the NTSA said in a statement.
This comes as the country goes to the polls on Tuesday, August 9, using schools and several government buildings as polling stations.
In preparation for the election, Education Secretary George Magoha has ordered all schools to close on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to allow the IEBC to conduct the Aug. 9 polls.
The CS noted that all students from all primary education institutions would continue their semi-annual break effective Tuesday, August 2, and resume on Thursday, August 11.
He confirmed that the communication replaced the earlier communication in which the ministry had set Saturday, August 6 as the set date for closure.
“As you all know, Kenya will hold its national elections on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
“Therefore, after further consultation, I hereby give the Government’s decision on the immediate closure of all primary education institutions from Tuesday, August 2, 2022 to Wednesday, August 10, 2022, in order to ensure that the preparations and conduct of the forthcoming elections are conducted seamlessly,” Magoha announced.
“Schools and parents are advised to ensure that students from all primary education institutions take their six-monthly break with effect from Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and resume on Thursday, August 11.”
Education CS George Magoha addresses the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Research Conference on Linking Research, Science Technology and Innovation with Development in Africa at Kabete National Polytechnic on May 5, 2022.
Ministry of Education