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US Warns Its Citizens Of Risks Of Travel To Kenya

Posted by Administrator on April 6, 2012

The U.S. State Department has warned its citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya. U.S. nationals in Kenya and those considering travel to that country have been advised to evaluate their personal security situation in the light of continued and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas.

The levels of risk vary throughout the country, says a Travel Warning update issued on Wednesday.

The U.S. government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at U.S., Western, and Kenyan interests in Kenya, particularly after the death of Osama bin Laden. Terrorist acts can include suicide operations, bombings, kidnappings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports.

Although there have been recent gains in the pursuit of those responsible for previous terrorist activities, many of those involved remain at large and continue to operate in the region. Travelers are advised to consult the Worldwide Caution for further information and details.

As a result of recent attacks and threats, U.S. government employees, contractors, grantees, and their dependents are prohibited from traveling to the north-eastern province, including El Wak, Wajir, Garissa, Dadaab, Mandera, and Liboi. The travel restriction for Lamu has been lifted. However, the restriction remains in place for the coastal area north of Pate Island, including Kiwayu and north to Kiunga located on the Kenya-Somalia border.

Source: RTT NEWS

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2 Responses to “US Warns Its Citizens Of Risks Of Travel To Kenya”

  1. juddy said

    what about the killings that are taking place here.USA tries to show that it is very safe in their country yet there are school shootouts even in schools.

    • Kangemi said

      Well said – one needs to visit several public schools in many major U.S. cities and the metal detectors are quite evident. Should we warn our fellow Kenyans about travel to East St. Louis, South Central LA, South Chicago, East Oakland etc?

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