Police officers will be deployed to direct traffic and clear the way for the ease of movement between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the hotels. These officers will man all road junctions 24 hours a day to manage access to the roads connecting Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to the hotels.
Police officers will be deployed to manage and direct traffic around the hotels to ensure easy traffic flow in and out of the hotels. Two traffic officers alongside security officers will ensure easy access to the hotel parking lots.
Heads of Government and Heads of State will receive all protocols and courtesies extended to this category of delegates.
Heads of Delegation will be allocated a chauffeur-driven vehicle and a security/liaison officer’s vehicle. In some cases, a lead car will be allocated to clear the traffic.
To better ensure the easy transport of delegates within Nairobi, the host Government will provide shuttle services. All delegates are encouraged to use this service as a simple, efficient way to move around Nairobi.
Shuttle buses will connect the hotels where delegates are staying to pick- up and drop-off points at KICC as well as transfer delegates to and from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The exact shuttle bus routes are being finalized. Details will be announced in due course.
Shuttle serviced will begin on Thursday, 10 July 2016, and will run continuously t intervals of 30–40 minutes from 5 a.m. through 8 p.m. for the duration of UNCTAD 14. Special arrangements will be in place in case of extended or after-hour meetings. Shuttle service is scheduled to end on Monday, 25 July 2016.
Shuttle buses will be screened for security purposes. A police officer and a liaison officer will be on board the shuttles. The liaison officers will provide information to delegates regarding transportation arrangements. All drivers and personnel will be identified with badges. All shuttle buses will be accredited for access to secured areas.
Shuttle routes and schedules are tentative and may change depending on the information that delegations provide regarding accommodation and vehicle needs. All Delegation Coordinators are invited to send arrival and departure dates.
Hotels will be responsible for designation of pick-up and drop-off points, based on the expected number of delegates using the shuttles.
Privately arranged vehicles
Delegations may arrange, at their own expense, additional private vehicles for travel in Nairobi. As part of a comprehensive traffic management plan, delegations will generally be limited to two (2) additional vehicles that may access the area around the KICC. In limited circumstances, additional passes may be available for delegations with additional ministers.
These vehicles must fit within a conventional parking space and have the proper access pass. Delegation Coordinators will provide details about the vehicles, drivers and alternate drivers and will be registered and accredited at the Accreditation Centre in Nairobi during the time of badge collection in order to receive the vehicle access pass.
Delegations travelling in privately arranged vehicles may be dropped off outside the City Hall Gate opposite the KICC. Vehicles with the appropriate access pass may park in designated parking area within the red zone. While the National Preparatory Committee of Kenya is identifying available parking near the KICC, delegations should be aware that the vehicle access pass does not guarantee parking space.
Drivers of privately arranged vehicles are expected to comply with all Kenyan laws including those regarding driving licences or permits and traffic regulations and signs, as well as parking regulations. As a reminder, traffic in Kenya keeps to the left side of the road, and delegations may prefer to hire local and chauffeur services.
Arrangements for privately arranged vehicles may be subject to change due to security or other concerns, depending on the needs of the host Government.
For further enquiries, including assistance in contacting reputable vehicle rental companies, delegations may consult the Fleet Manager.
Mr. Waweru Kimani
Tel: +254 722 168 700
UNCTAD 14 SECRETARIAT
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
REPUBLIC OF KENYA