Nairobi County Police Commander Adamson Bungei addressing the media on September 1, 2023.
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List of Roads To Be Closed Ahead of Africa Climate Summit 2023

In preparation for the Africa Climate Summit 2023 scheduled to be held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from Monday, September 4th, to September 6th, certain roads in Nairobi will be temporarily closed to regular motorists.

The summit is set to host Heads of State and thousands of distinguished guests, all gathered with the aim of promoting a forward-looking vision for Africa that aligns with climate sustainability.

Under the overarching theme, ‘Advancing Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the Global Community’, the summit will address critical climate-related issues and solutions.

Speaking to reporters on friday, Nairobi County Police Commander Adamson Bungei announced that the government has officially designated certain roads as “red zones” to facilitate the seamless execution of the summit.

This designation aims to ensure that the summit’s planned activities can proceed without interruptions, although it is acknowledged that these adjustments may cause disruptions to the regular operations within the city.


“Harambee Avenue, Taifa Road to include Reinsurance Plaza and the sunken parking are among the red zones. City Hall Way, Parliament Road, Intercontinental Hotel and the Holy Family Basilica will also not be accessible to motorists,” Bungei said.

“Matumbo, Pension, Haille Selassie and Parliament Lanes will be closed as well. No vehicles will be allowed to join City Hall Way through Wabera Street.”

The Police Commander, however, did offer alternative routes for motorists who need to access the Central Business District (CBD).

“Vehicles from Thika Road intending to access Waiyaki Way and Nakuru’s general direction should use the Eastern Bypass or the Wangari Maathai Road and vice versa. Those headed to Mombasa Road from Thika Road should use the Eastern By-pass or Outering Road while vehicles approaching Waiyaki Way from Nakuru should use Mombasa Road or the Southern By-Pass.

“Vehicles from Westlands should use University Way towards the globe roundabout to access the CBD. Those from Ngong Road should access the CBD through Haile Selassie Avenue and vehicles from Mombasa and Lang’ata Roads will use Lusaka Road, via Landhies Road, or Haille Sellasie Avenue to get to the CBD,”