Security teams are ready for the Blue Economy conference to be held in Nairobi at the KICC, set to start on Monday, November 26th to November 28th. Speaking to press, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said they are ready to ensure participants are safe both local and those who will come from other nations, adding that according to the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so far, they expect upto 12,000 delegates.
The inaugural sustainable Blue Economy conference, co-hosted by Kenya, Japan, and Canada will bring together delegates from all over the world, including Heads of States and Ministers, to discuss how to harness the economic potential of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers to improve lives, and also preservation efforts. Water plays an important role in prosperous existence of humans, and keeping in mind the globe is caught in the middle of climate change and its adverse effects, the conference will shed light on many issues that affect the ecosystem.
Boinnet said the required resources have been mobilized, “We have mobilized the required personnel and other resources to ensure the conference starts and ends well,” he said, “In this respect, I want to assure those who will be coming, especially from far that we are set as police to cover the conference and ensure everyone is safe and secure.” On Tuesday, Foreign affairs CS Monica Juma had said that 180 countries had confirmed their attendance, and that Kenya has received massive support from co-hosts and co-sponsors to raise the required funds to host the conference.