As you are aware, on 9th August 2022, General Elections were held in Kenya and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced the results of the Presidential vote on the evening of 15th August 2022.
Apart from celebrations and isolated demonstrations witnessed on 15th August, the day of results announcement in some parts of the country, the nation remains generally peaceful with free movement of people. Business has resumed and schools reopen on Thursday, 18th August 2022. The staff of the World Scout Bureau Africa Support Centre, Nairobi who had been working remotely since 8th August have fully returned to the office.
As we look forward to welcoming participants to the 9th Africa Scout Youth Forum starting this weekend and the 18th Africa Scout Conference next week, we expect that the situation will not change much. The 2nd candidate in the Presidential election indicated they will challenge the results at the Supreme Court and called for calm from his supporters. So at least until there is a determination of the impending case within the coming three weeks, the current state and peace and calm is expected to remain.
Please be reassured that you are safe to travel to Kenya for the events even as we continue to monitor the situation. We will update you accordingly when the situation changes significantly.
To facilitate logistical arrangements between the airport to your hotel and the venue of the Youth Forum and Conference, we urge you to update us with your itinerary so that our logistics team can be well prepared to receive you.
Should you have any further enquiries, don’t hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also call us on +254 703 719506 (English), +254 722561 (English) and 782 +254 722 830301 (English and French). More information about the events is available on https://africa.scoutconference.org.
We look forward to receiving you in Nairobi, Kenya for our first in-person regional events post COVID-19 pandemic. See you soon!