Govt to Close Major Nairobi Roads Ahead of YouthConnekt Africa 2023 Summit

A Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) station under construction along Thika Road at Safari Park footbridge
A Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) station under construction along Thika Road at Safari Park footbridge
Nairobi City County

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei, on Thursday, announced the closure of major roads in the Nairobi CBD in line with the YouthConnekt Africa 2023 summit to be held at Kenya the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

Speaking to, Bungei confirmed that Parliament Road, City Hall Way, Taifa Road and Harambee Avenue will remain closed from December 8 to December 12.

“Motorists must cooperate with officers on the ground and use alternative routes,” he stated.

Bungei added that traffic marshals will redirect traffic to avoid snarl-ups which would affect delegates attending the summit. 

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei
Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei during an interview with Journalists.
National Police Service

The 6th edition of the summit is hosted and sponsored by the Government of Kenya in partnership with the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and UNDP.

Over 20,000 young people, government officials, corporate leaders and development champions are expected to attend the summit. 

This year's theme is "Youth Innovating a Borderless African Renaissance." aimed at empowering young African leaders.

Organisers stated that the theme would bring to attention youth leadership and innovation for Africa's integration through policy discussions, storytelling and networking, and entrepreneur-focused programmes.

As a stepping stone for young leaders, the summit drives strong policy influence and increased investment in the creation of opportunities for African youths.

Kenya recently hosted the Africa Climate Summit from September 4 to September 6 and the Africa Climate Week, which brought together African presidents and leaders from governments, businesses, international organizations and civil society.

The summit was used to draft recommendations ahead of the COP28 held in Dubai, UAE. 

Africa Climate Summit Declaration
Heads of State and dignitaries during the Africa Climate Summit Declaration at KICC on September 6, 2023.