Kenya caution

This item appears on page 17 of the January 2009 issue.

The US government continues to receive indications of potential terrorist threats aimed at American, Western and Kenyan interests in Kenya.

In November 2008, armed groups based in Somalia crossed into Kenya near the town of El Wak and kidnapped two Westerners. Travel by US Embassy personnel to border areas of Kenya northeast of the town of Wajir has been restricted until further notice.

Violent and sometimes fatal criminal attacks, including armed carjackings and home invasions/burglaries, can occur at any time and in any location, particularly in Nairobi.