Wednesday, August 10, 2022

US Embassy cautions Americans against traveling to Kisumu

The US Embassy in Nairobi has issued a travel alert to American citizens against traveling to Kisumu ahead of the general elections set for Tuesday 9th August 2022.

The statement called on American citizens to exercise vigilance ahead of the elections taking into account the cases of demonstrations that take place after elections and likely continue after the winner is declared.

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“Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy has imposed movement restrictions on personnel in Kisumu. The State Department reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for sustained vigilance,”┬áread the statement

The Embassy takes into account the level of demonstration in the city that many times turns violent forcing the police to intervene.

It is due to the alert that diplomats have also been urged to follow up with local media for updates, monitor their movements, keep a low profile, remain vigilant of their surroundings,s and most importantly when visiting banks and ATMs.

The alert comes at a time when the government assured Kenyans of adequate security ahead of the elections to ensure that each region is safe during this period.

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Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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