Security update to Kenyans ahead of Climate Summit: 4,000 officers deployed

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Security update to Kenyans ahead of Climate Summit: 4,000 officers deployed

The government has concluded all the necessary preparations ahead of the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week 2023 scheduled for 4th8th September.

Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Raymond Omollo says that all the security arrangements have been put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, key among them heads of state and dignitaries from various countries across the globe.

PS Omollo says that a multi-agency security team of about 4,000 officers has been deployed to secure Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi – the venue of the event.

Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Raymond Omollo receiving a briefing from security heads at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, the venue of the Africa Climate Summit.

Security team deployed

The security team will also provide delegates with the required logistical support before, during and after the summit.

The team comprises of personnel from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), the General Service Unit (GSU), General Duty Police Officers as well as the National Youth Service (NYS).

“Specialized units have also been deployed at strategic locations to provide technical security support during this period,” PS Omollo says.

Full simulation test

The security protocols and logistics were on Saturday, September 2 subjected to a full simulation test, which featured a dry-run of the arrival of dignitaries at the JKIA, movement to Nairobi CBD, activities at the main venue, emergency responses, as well as the general flow of traffic and crowd control measures.

PS Omollo participates in the full simulation test, which featured a dry-run of the arrival of dignitaries at the JKIA, on Saturday, September 2, 2023.

Nairobi City has been zoned for ease of security management, with Harambee Avenue, Parliament Road, City Hall Way, and Taifa Road and the adjacent buildings marked “Red”. Members of the public working within this zone will be required to produce their employee badges and official identification documents at the police barriers.

Further, police officers and marshals will be available to provide direction on the movement and flow of people and vehicles into and out of the city.

“Those who wish to carry on with their daily activities in areas outside the “Red” are free to do so, and cooperate with security officers should they be asked to,” PS Omollo adds.

Registration for the event has already been closed, and all participants are advised to collect their badges from the Nairobi City County Offices, Charter Hall.

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