UK ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY TO CITIZENS VISITING KENYA
The British government has issued a travel advisory to her citizens traveling to Kenya, cautioning them to avoid political rallies as the country prepares to go to the general elections in less than three weeks.
“British citizens are asked to monitor local and international media and if a demonstration or disturbance takes place, leave the area quickly,” the Foreign Commonwealth Office says in Tuesday’s travel advisory.
It also cautioned its citizens against going near 60km of Mandera, Garissa and Lamu counties, citing the recent dusk to dawn curfew imposed by the government in the areas, following increased attacks by Al Shabaab Militants, who are believed to have pitched tent at Boni forest in Lamu County.
“This curfew doesn’t apply to Lamu Island, Manda Island or Pate Island,” it adds.
The British government also listed Tana River county North of the Tana River itself, and within 15km of the coast from the Tana River down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) as no go zone areas.
“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attacks in Nairobi and the coast and resort areas of Mombasa and Malindi.”