The government has announced changes in protocols for accessing the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi(KICC) where Africa Climate Summit 2023 is ongoing.
In a statement signed by principal secretary State Department of Interior Security and National Administration Raymond Omollo, the decision follows a routine review of the security arrangements.
Omollo says the changes affecting delegates and their entourage are effective immediately.
Under the new protocols, various delegates will access the venue using different entrances.
“Access to Tsavo, Aberdares and Lenna ballrooms will only be granted to the delegates accredited to enter the first ballroom(Tsavo). The rest of the delegates will access the venue through the entrance along Parliament Road,” the statement read in parts.
“All Ministers, both local and foreign, Principal Secretaries and Diplomats Corps will access the venue through the entrance along Harambee Avenue.”
Meanwhile, all Presidential motorcades have been advised to access the venue through the entrance along City Hall Way.
“The changes take effect immediately and 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 entrance.”
Omollo says security officers and traffic marshals will be available along the access roads to provide the necessary support and/or direction.
The 3-day summit, set to end on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, aims to address the increasing exposure to climate change and its associated costs, both globally and particularly in Africa.