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US warns its citizens to travel to Somalia and Kenya

Nairobi (SD) – The United States has warned its citizens not to travel to Kenya, citing an increase in organized crime, terrorism, health issues, and kidnappings.

“Reconsider travel to Kenya due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, health issues, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risks”. The US embassy said on a post to its website.

US citizens are particularly warned not to travel to Kenya and Somalia border regions and in the coastal areas due to fear of terrorist related attacks, “Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to terrorism”, said the embassy on a post.

The US embassy in Nairobi also announced an increase in kidnappings and crime in certain areas of the country.

“Terrorist attacks have occurred with little or no warning, targeting Kenyan and foreign government facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, hotels, resorts, markets/shopping malls, and places of worship. Terrorist acts have included armed assaults, suicide operations, bomb/grenade attacks, and kidnappings”. Said the US Embassy.

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