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UK Gov’t Warns Its Citizens Against Visiting Parts Of Kenya

UK Gov’t Warns Its Citizens Against Visiting Parts Of Kenya

The UK government on Saturday, January 13 issued a travel advisory for Kenya warning its citizens against traveling to certain parts of the country over security concerns. 

In the advisory, London warned Britons against traveling to areas located along the Kenya-Somalia border, Eastern Garrisa, Mandera, Lamu, and Tana River.

The UK government’s dispatch was marked as the latest update to the terrorism section, which suggests that the foreign power might have intelligence of a potential threat to Kenya’s security.

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As such, the UK government urged its citizens planning to travel to the mentioned areas to make informed decisions before making their way there.

“No travel can be guaranteed safe. If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities, and expenses in an emergency.”

In particular, the UK cautioned its citizens against all but essential travel to areas within 60km of Kenya’s border with Somalia.

Increased Attacks

In the same bulletin, the UK government observed that Kenya has recorded terror-related security incidents in recent years, particularly in North Eastern Counties and sections of the Coast.

“These have killed members of the Kenyan security forces as well as civilians. The Kenyan security forces have increased their presence in the affected areas. Armed militia groups operate within the Boni Forest and along the border with Somalia,” the advisory read.

Kenya Defiant

This comes after the UK issued another travel advisory in December 2023, a week before President William Ruto delivered his remarks during the 60th Jamhuri Day Celebrations.

However, President Ruto at the time, assured Kenyans that the country was safe and that security agencies were working on overdrive to ensure tranquility within the nation.

“As we continue to invest citizen’s resources into the security sector, we continue to expect continuous improvement in its overall capacity to keep our nation’s boundaries inviolable, our people’s lives and property safe and secure,” the Head of State remarked.

In July 2023, the UK also issued another alert warning its citizens against traveling to certain parts of Kenya.

UK Gov’t Warns Its Citizens Against Visiting Parts Of Kenya

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