The Kenya Railways Corporation has announced the closure of the footbridge connecting Haile Selassie Avenue and Bunyala Road for two weeks ahead of planned refurbishment.
— Kenya Railways (@KenyaRailways_) October 5, 2020
In 2018, the footbridge witnessed congestion by pedestrians after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko banned all Public Service Vehicles from accessing the CBD.
There have also been security concerns for pedestrians using the footbridge, especially at night, with seven fatalities reported in 2019 alone.
The steel and wooden footbridge can only support a maximum of five people per square meter.