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Road closures in Nairobi as Netanyahu visits

They include sections of Kenyatta Avenue, Parliament Road, Haile Selassie Avenue Uhuru Highway, State House Road and Limuru Road when he visits the United Nations Headquarters/FILE

They include sections of Kenyatta Avenue, Parliament Road, Haile Selassie Avenue Uhuru Highway, State House Road and Limuru Road when he visits the United Nations Headquarters/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 – Police have warned Nairobi residents to expect major traffic snarl ups Tuesday due to road closures in certain parts of the city to facilitate movement during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit.

The specific roads in the city centre will be closed in intervals whenever Netanyahu’s motorcade is passing.

They include sections of Kenyatta Avenue, Parliament Road, Haile Selassie Avenue Uhuru Highway, State House Road and Limuru Road when he visits the United Nations Headquarters.

Others are Wabera Street, State House Avenue and Lang’ata Road.

Netanyahu is in the country for a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta before heading to Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Ahead of the Nairobi visit, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday joined other regional leaders in Uganda for a summit that discussed ways to scale up cooperation with Israel on issues of security and economic development.

The two-hour summit held at Entebbe was attended by the Israeli Prime Minister, host President Yoweri Museveni and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Others were Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Zambia’s Edgar Lungu while Tanzania was represented by Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga.

Kenya has been at the forefront in supporting the global war against terrorism and the meeting was a boost to its efforts in curbing the vice.

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The meeting – the first of its kind to involve the eight countries – emphasised the need for increased regional and international collaboration in all fields to combat terrorism, including cyber security and information gathering.

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