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Nairobi traffic closures during the African Climate Summit

Heading to the African Climate Summit? Here are the road closures you need to plan around

The following roads will be temporarily closed for two days due to the African Climate Summit at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

The roads will be closed from Monday, September 4 at 2am until Wednesday, September 6th at 6pm.

The affected roads are:

1. Harambee Avenue from Parliament Roundabout to Taifa Road Junction.

2. Taifa Road from Harambee Avenue Junction to City Hall Way Junction.

3. City Hallway Junction from Holy Family Basilica Roundabout to Taifa Road Junction

4. Parliament Road from Harambee Avenue Roundabout to the City Hall way Roundabout.


Significant traffic congestion is expected on several other main roads due to the prioritised accommodation arrangements for the 30,000+plus international delegates.

Fifty-eight hotels have been designated to accommodate VIPs, delegates, and participants. A majority of the hotels are situated along key routes such as Mombasa Road, Waiyaki Way, and Limuru Road. This may also affect traffic on the mentioned roads.

Some delegates will be hosted in hotels along Thika Road and Ngong Road with these two busy roads also mapped for temporary traffic hitches.

Parking spaces earmarked for the function are; The Sunken parking near KenyaRe, Supreme Court, Holy Family Basilica, and Charter Hall. All these will be closed for public use according to security planners.

Matatu Welfare Association has confirmed that Public Service Vehicles (PSV) will remain in operational in conjunction with the police to guarantee that the Nairobi residents are not inconvenienced by the expected disruptions.

Plan your schedules accordingly.