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Most Guarded Streets And Buildings in Kenya

In Kenya, some areas are heavily guarded in such a way that a questionable look, flash of a camera, or a 2-minute stop can land you in jeopardy.
Some of these structures and streets are heavily protected and very few to no clear images of them exist online.
Heavy protection presence in these areas shows how high profile these areas are. We wil look at some of the most conservative streets and buildings in Kenya.

State House Nairobi and State House Road

The official presidential home is the most conservative place in the country.
State House puffs a heavy security presence with impressive unit officers drawn from Recce Squad & the General Service Unit (GSU) frequently patrolling the residence.

Vehicles and persons penetrating and leaving home undergo security checks to ensure maximum security in the area.
Idling or photography in the region is highly prohibited. However, a selfie in the area might give you a date with security officers & an overnight grilling.
Apart from the official presidential home, the street has two foreign embassies. Using the road, members of the public can speck the heavy presence of authorities donning red berets.
Numerous drivers who have had their cars crack down along State House Road have described how security officers appear from nowhere and help them fix their cars to get moving as soon as possible.

The US Embassy and UN Avenue in Gigiri

This is one of the most laboriously guarded buildings in Kenya. The US Embassy migrated its headquarters to Gigiri in Nairobi following the mid-1998 bombing.
There is heavy troops and police presence in the area covering the consulate. Persons and vehicles penetrating the premises are subjected to through safety checks and scrutiny.
The road also has the United Nations offices in Kenya. The presence of soldiers and officers with sniffer dogs in the area is a typical sighting.

Idling or photography in the area is positively prohibited.
Department of Defense (DoD) headquarters and Woodlands Road
Woodlands Road is operated by tens of thousands of associates of the public on a daily basis, yet, a closer look, you will detect several sniper nests as well as enormous ‘No Photography Allowed Here’ logo along the DOD perimeter wall.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troopers man the road vigilantly, mindful of anything that might be of danger.
Specially trained security officers protects the other side of the Chinese Consulate’s road.

Harambee Avenue, Harambee Annex and Vigilance House

Harambee Avenue is one of the most laboriously guarded streets in the country. It accommodates the Office of the President, the Deputy President, & the National Police Service (NPS) office.
The street is manned by specially qualified officers who spot security hazards before they can materialise.
Whenever President is at the Harambee Avenue headquarters, several security coatings are counted to his detail.
Other specially qualified officers form a covering on top of the Recce Squad, making the street impassable.

Parliament Road and Parliament Buildings

Parliament Road is among the most laboriously guarded streets in Kenya. It hosts over 350 elected executives from across the country, so the security is legible.
Each parliamentarian has 2 guard details, do the calculation on 350 lawmakers.
Both ends of the road are protected heavily by security officers with tips on the road to control the gridlock in and out. In addition, heavy security checks on civilians ensure maximum security within the area.
A wrong regard or flash of the camera could land you in problem.

Bishop Road & The Israeli Embassy in Kenya

It is undoubtedly one of the most conservative if not the most conservative road in the country. However, a security expert who said to a local daily in 2022, revealed that the highway is impenetrable.
The street is home to the Israeli Embassy & the Fairmont Hotel.
Unlike several other heavily protected roads, you will not see safety officers patrolling Bishop Road. Instead, security personnel here operate in stealth.
The road has rock boulders positioned strategically along the highway so as to force motorist to move in a weaving design at low speeds.
Photography & idling in the area is a bad idea.

Tumbo Avenue and The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)

Tumbo Avenue is found between Times Tower and the CBK. It is one of the most prudent streets in the country, evidenced by a high-security personnel presence in the area.
The street also has a side gate to the NPS office at Vigilance House.
Occasionally the road is totally sealed off as heavily armored vehicles enter and exit the CBK. In addition, heavily armed security officers can often be seen patrolling the area.
Idling & photography in the area is highly forbidden. It is one of the highways in Nairobi you will not find even a single beggar.
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport & military headquarters across the country are some of the other heavily protected areas in the country.

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