The Embassy of the United States has issued a security alert to its citizens living in Kenya.
The report, published on the embassy’s website has claimed that alleged extremists are targeting places in Nairobi, Nanyuki and coastal areas.
Event: Credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya, especially in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship.
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
The warning despite coming in barely 3 weeks after the Dusit D2 hotel and the recent botched Latema rd attacks.
However, Kenyans have come out to condemn the advisory claiming that the embassy should not spoil the already flourishing tourism.