Published On: Mon, Jul 7th, 2014

Saba Saba Morning Calm.

 

Stage being set as anxious wananchi look on.

Stage being set as anxious wananchi look on.

Nairobi’s Central Business District was calm as preparations for the Saba Saba Rally set for Uhuru Park went on amidst a heavy Police presence.
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The park was cordoned off to allow for screening of persons entering or passing through.  The screening was conducted by regular police as well as National Youth Service Staff.
Police presence
Police cordon at the entrance opposite the Serena Hotel

Police cordon at the entrance opposite the Serena Hotel

The calm was however slightly disrupted when a huge contingent of apparent Rally goers stormed the City passing the Uhuru Park grounds up along Kenyatta Avenue and into the City Centre – destination was not clear.
Charging the streets ..a small group of enthusiasts headed into town chanting revolutionary songs

Charging the streets ..a small group of enthusiasts headed into town chanting revolutionary songs

Elsewhere the City was quiet, with no usual traffic jams along the main roads such as Kenyatta Avenue, Moi Avenue, Haile Selassie, Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road.
Central Business District
No  jams on the roundabouts...easy flow of traffic

No jams on the roundabouts…easy flow of traffic

There was plenty of empty parking spaces in the City an indication that many Nairobians preferred to leave their personal cars and us Matatus or did not come not town at all.
Empty parking spaces in the central business district..

Empty parking spaces in the central business district..

The Screening
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Screening as the attendees chanted songs

Screening as the attendees chanted songs

This was the situation as at 12.00hrs, the Rally is expected to kick off at 15.00hrs
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