Demonstration Alert: Marches Announced for March 8, 2019 in Nairobi

Marches Announced for March 8, 2019 in Nairobi 

Location:  Announced gathering point is Uhuru Park, adjacent to the Central Business District, Nairobi.

Event:  Kenyan organizers have announced two marches to take place on March 8, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  One march is in support of women’s rights, while the other is to protest corruption.  Organizers claim there will be approximately 100,000 demonstrators attending the anti-corruption event.  U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the downtown area.

Actions to take:

Avoid the area of the marches.

Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

+254 (0) 20 363 6451

+254 (0) 20 363 6170 (after hours)

kenya_acs@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Kenya Country Information

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