, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – Security has been heightened inside and outside the Kasarani Stadium, where thousands have thronged awaiting the arrival of dignitaries and eventually President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
A police chopper, fitted with CCTV cameras, can be seen hovering around the stadium to ensure everything goes as planned.
Inside the precincts of the stadium, citizens attending the ceremony are being subjected to thorough screening in all the entries designated for the public.
A multi-agency security team drawn from the military, National Police Service and National Youth Service has been strategically positioned inside and outside the expansive stadium.
Another team of hawk-eyed civilian dressed officers are also positioned all over the stadium, just in case their services may be needed.
“This is a historic day…,” one of the attendants hurriedly said as she rushed towards the entrance.
Another said, “We never knew this day will come to be. All glory to God.”
– Security on Roads –
Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway, Museum Hill all the way to Junction of Limuru and Professor Wangari Maathai road and Thika Super Highway up to Kasarani stadium have been designated as red zones and motorists have been urged to avoid the routes since they may be inconvenienced.
Police have cautioned that the roads designated as red-zones will be highly guarded.
Up to 20 Heads of State and Government are expected to attend the ceremony among them Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and about a 100,000 people who will be inside and outside the stadium.