Coast region slapped with US travel advisory


Kenyan coast is among areas in the country that has been slapped with American travel advisory.

A statement from US embassy in Nairobi on Monday,indicated that foreigners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya.

The embassy urged their citizens and public of the continued need for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya, especially in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship.

“We strongly recommend that US citizens travelling to or residing in Nairobi enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP),” the embassy said.

STEP enrollment gives foreigners the latest security updates and makes it easier for the US embassy or nearest US consulate to contact you in an emergency.

This comes after an attack in Westlands hotel in January which claimed the lives of 21 people including a US citizen.