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Security beefed up in Nairobi as regional heads of states attend regional conference

Security has beefed up within Nairobi’s Central Business District as the Blue Economy Conference got underway at the Kenyatta International Convention Center.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said adequate personnel have been assigned to ensure the security of at least 11,000 delegates.

To this effect, City Hall Way will remained closed to motorists for the next three days.


Police have also warned of possible traffic disruptions in the city in the next three days.

Over 4,000 participants including Heads of State are expected to attend the three-day forum.


A special team of police has been assigned the work of ensuring smooth movements and security at the event.

Eleven Heads of State are among delegates who will attend the country’s inaugural ocean economy summit in the country.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has indicated more than 11,000 delegates had already confirmed participation exceeding an earlier target of 6,000 delegates.