Kenya threats

This item appears on page 18 of the May 2010 issue.

The US government continues to receive indications of potential terrorist threats in Kenya. The US Embassy in Nairobi has designated a portion of Kenya bordering Somalia and Ethiopia as “restricted without prior authorization” for purposes of travel by US government employees et al.

Violent criminal attacks, including armed carjackings, home invasions/burglaries and kidnappings, can occur at any time and in any location, particularly in Nairobi. As recently as February 2010, US nationals were victims of carjackings.