No, the protocol for accessing KICC was not adjusted because Raila accessed the Africa Climate Summit through the Heads of State entrance.
Kenya is hosting the Africa Climate Summit at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) from September 4 – 6, 2023. This significant event was launched by President William Ruto, alongside fellow African leaders, aligning with the goals of the African Climate Action Summit. The summit’s goal is to tackle the increasing challenges posed by climate change globally, with a focus on its impact in Africa.
On September 5, when Azimio Leader Raila Odinga attended the event, there was a notable change in the access protocols to the venue. This adjustment stirred mixed reactions, with some speculating that it was made due to his presence. It was, however, part of a routine security review.
Protocol adjustment at KICC following Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s entry to the Africa Climate Summit via the Heads of State entrance
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To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. On September 5, 2023, we reached out to the Ministry of Interior, who subsequently confirmed that the security review conducted during the Africa Climate Summit 2023 was part of their routine procedures.
We came across a statement posted on the Ministry’s X account, which is directed to the Security, Protocol, and Accreditation Sub-Committee. The statement informs them about the updated protocols for accessing KICC (Kenya International Convention Centre). It emphasizes that this change in protocols is part of a routine security review.