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Saturday, April 19, 2014

allAfrica.com: Kenya: U.S Warns Its Citizens the Risks of Travel to Kenya

allAfrica.com: Kenya: U.S Warns Its Citizens the Risks of Travel to Kenya

U.S has warned its citizens to travel to Kenya, according to the State Department. The U.S. Department of State, called U.S. citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas.
"The levels of risk vary throughout the country. This replaces the Travel Warning of September 27, 2013, to update information about the current security situation." the State Department said.
"The U.S. government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at U.S., Western, and Kenyan interests in Kenya, including in the Nairobi area and in the coastal cities of Mombasa and Diani." it added.
Kenya has been experiencing a wave of bomb explosions and targeted killings since when it sent its troops to Somalia to fight against al Shabab.
"Terrorist acts can include suicide operations, bombings - to include car bombings - kidnappings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports. Although the pursuit of those responsible for previous terrorist activities continues, many of those involved remain at large and still operate in the region." the U.S State Department declared.

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