The Ministry of Interior under Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday revised security protocols in response to the heightened security requirements for the Africa Climate Summit taking place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
The changes contained in the statement, signed by PS Raymond Omollo, include modifications to access routes for the Summit venue and the roads designated for delegate use.
As part of the changes only presidential motorcades will utilize the entrance along City Hall Way to access the venue.
Meanwhile, Cabinet Secretaries (both domestic and foreign), Principal Secretaries, and diplomats will enter through the entrance along Harambee Avenue.
President William Ruto’s motorcade heading to the State House after swearing in on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Other delegates will access KICC through the entrance along Parliament Road.
In the changes, traffic marshalls and security personnel will be stationed at key entrances to guide the delegates.
The Ministry explained that the changes were done following a security review done by various agencies and the organisers of the Summit which is being attended by over 20 presidents.
“Access to Tsavo, Aberdares and Lenana ballrooms will only be granted to the delegates accredited to enter the first ballroom (Tsavo).
“The changes take effect immediately, and the delegates and their entourage are advised to take note and faithfully adhere to the new protocols to avoid unnecessary delays, inconveniences, and jam-ups at the entrances,” read the statement in part.
The Africa Climate Summit began on September 3 and will end on Wednesday, September 6.
It is intended that the meeting will address Africa’s increased exposure to climate change and come up with a raft of proposals on how to address the challenges.
The Summit is being attended by over 14 presidents including Evariste Ndayishimiye (Burundi) Brahim Ghali (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana) Macky Sall (Senegal) Samia Suluhu (Tanzania) and Salva Kiir (South Sudan) among others.
President William Ruto speaking at the Africa Climate Summit at KICC on September 4, 2023.