Reported small explosion in vicinity of CBD. Avoid the area and move to safe location. Monitor media and follow instructions of authorities.
Latema Explosion at Odeon in Nairobi CBD comes just a day after a Security alert issued by the US Embassy
A small explosion has been reported in the vicinity of Nairobi’s CBD. Avoid the area and move to a known safe location. Actions to Take: • Avoid the area • Monitor local media for updates • Notify friends and family of your safety.
SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS
U.S. Embassy Nairobi
January 26, 2019
Location: Central Business District, Nairobi
Event: A small explosion has been reported in the vicinity of Nairobi’s Central Business District. Avoid the area and move to a known safe location.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area
- Monitor local media for updates
- Notify friends and family of your safety
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kenya Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kenya located on United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, at +254 (0) 20 363 6451 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +254 (0) 20 363 6170.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Follow the U.S. Embassy Nairobi on social media. Our twitter feed is athttps://twitter.com/USEmbassyKenya, and our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/U.S.EmbassyNairobi.