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March 31, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Nairobi Kenya (March 30)


Message for U.S. Citizens

March 30, 2023

Demonstration Alert 


Location:  Kenya, country wide

Event:  Countrywide demonstrations have been called to take place weekly on Mondays and Thursdays for an indefinite period.  Some U.S. Embassy personnel will utilize telework and leave on days when protests are anticipated.


Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.



  • U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

+254 (0) 20 363 6451

U.S. Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy in Kenya (usembassy.gov)


  • State Department – Consular Affairs

+1-888-407-4747 for calls from the United States or Canada

+1-202-501-4444 for calls from overseas (Kenya)


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