US Embassy in Kenya issues a Security Alert to U.S. Citizens in Kenya

Following the recent Dusit terror attack together with the explosion at Nairobi CBD, there seems to be more intel suggesting possible security threats targeting foreigners in Kenya.

According to the security message issued by the U.S. Embassy in Kenya on its official website, credible information sources indicate that tourists from western countries seem to be targeted by these extremists. The targeted areas include Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and the coastal area of the country.

The public has been urged to heighten their vigilance in public spaces, hotels, malls, and places of worship.

According to the Embassy, here are the security steps to take in case any of its citizens notices any suspicious activity;

Actions to Take:
– Be aware of your surroundings, and report suspicious activity to authorities immediately.
– Carefully consider visiting locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
– Monitor local media.
– Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
– Review your personal security plans.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Nairobi enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.


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