USA issues travel warning to it's citizens against Kenya
Albanas Kiswili
4 months ago

The US has issued a travel advisory against Kenya, cautioning its citizen against Covid-19, crime, terrorism, health issues, and kidnapping in several towns, with some estates in Nairobi, ranked at the top. 

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the  Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to Covid-19 - indicating a moderate level of the disease in the country - in a notice dated Tuesday, June 8. 

The US Department of State further warned its citizens to reconsider travelling to Nairobi's Eastleigh and Kibera estates at all times due to crime and kidnapping.  

"Be especially careful when travelling after dark anywhere in Kenya due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time.  

"Local police are willing but often lack the capability to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents and terrorist attacks.  Emergency medical and fire service is also limited," the US castigated Kenya's National Police Service (NPS) while advising its nationals. 

It added that 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.