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US issues a health and travel alert to Kenya

The US through the US Embassy In Kenya has issued a health and travel alert to Kenya due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through a statement on their official website, the Embassy calls on its citizens to reconsider before planning to travel to Kenya.

They further confirm that the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) has issued Kenya a Level Three notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is because as a country, travel restrictions and stay at home orders have been issued in addition to business operation returning back to normal.

Crime, terrorism and kidnapping have also been listed as reasons for reconsidering travel highlighting cases of violent crimes taking place without effective response to them.

Acts of terror are reported to have been happening without or with little warning from the government.The acts have been targeting both Kenyans and foreigners.

Schools and rehabilitation centres were also mentioned as places operating without any licenses bringing cases of minors being held without their consent.

Among the places mentioned in Kenya include the Kenya-Somalia boarders of Wajir, Mandera and Garissa.

Others include the Coastal region of Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi County and Malindi and Turkana areas of Kainuk to Lodwar.

Within the country, carjacking, mugging and other violent acts are said to be happening at Nairobi neighbourhood of Eastleigh and Kibera.

US issues a health and travel alert to Kenya
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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