In pictures: Police seal off roads, conduct checks ahead of Climate Summit

Nairobi
By Esther Nyambura | Sep 02, 2023

Police conduct security checks along Wabera Street, Nairobi, ahead of the upcoming Africa Climate Summit. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Police have sealed off areas around City Hallway, Wabera Street, Parliament Road, and the Supreme Court ahead of the Africa Climate Summit next week.

A spot check by The Standard on Saturday, September 2 showed security officers conducting security checks within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

Participants queue for registration of the Africa Climate Summit at City Hall, Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Various streets in Nairobi will remain closed ahead and during the three-day Summit set to begin on Monday, September 4 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), and end on September 6.

Heavy police presence was noted on the streets as Kenyans continued queuing for registration and accreditation to gain access to the summit.

A GSU truck blocks a section of City Hallway ahead of the Africa Climate Summit. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

This is the first time Kenya is hosting the Summit which will see leaders from Africa come together to discuss possible responses to the impact of climate change experienced in the continent.

The conference reports will also shape a statement for African Heads of State at the upcoming global Conference of Parties (COP28) meeting in the United Arab Emirates.

City council askaris are seen along the City Hallway as they assist the police in keeping order. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya, the government is expecting over 30,000 delegates from more than 136 countries.

Among those expected to grace the summit include United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and 12 African Heads of State.

The event will also be attended by representatives from financial institutions, academia, researchers, civil societies, women, and youth from across the globe.

Beautification along Nairobi streets. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

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