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List of Nairobi roads to be closed this weekend during the Youth Summit

Motorists will be barred from accessing certain roads within Nairobi city center to enhance the operations of a major youth summit at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC).

According to Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei, the roads to be closed will be Parliament Road, City Hall Way, Taifa Road, and Harambee Avenue, which will be closed for four days.

“We urge motorists to cooperate and listen to instructions given out by officers on the ground. Motorists are also encouraged to use alternative routes,” he said.

The event will take place from December 8 to 12, 2023.

The 6th edition of the YouthConnekt Africa 2023 summit will bring together more than 20,000 young people across Africa and beyond under the theme, “Youth Innovating a Borderless African Reinassance.”

YouthConnekt Africa, in the organisation’s own description, “is a continental platform that seeks to empower young people through enhancing their knowledge, experiences and skills while investing in their ideas, innovations and initiatives so that Africa makes progress in harnessing its demographic dividends by 2030.”

This year’s summit aims to spotlight Youth leadership and innovation for Africa’s integration through policy discussions, storytelling and networking, and entrepreneur-focused programmes including marketplace and investor meetings.

The YouthConnekt Africa has evolved into the largest business and policy convener on youth development in Africa.

Hosted by Heads of State, the summit engages youth with leaders, policymakers, development champions and various actors on emerging development issues.

It drives strong policy influence and increased investment in the creation of opportunities for young people in Africa