SECURITY ALERT FOR U.S. CITIZENS
U.S. Embassy Nairobi
January 15, 2019
Location: Dusit Hotel, 14 Riverside Drive, Westlands, Nairobi
Event: There are reports of gunfire and explosions in the vicinity of the Dusit II Hotel, in the Westlands neighborhood of Nairobi. Avoid the area and move or remain in known safe areas until further notice.
Actions to Take:
Avoid the area
- Monitor local media for updates
- Notify friends and family of your safety
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kenya Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kenya located on United Nations Avenue, Nairobi, at +254 (0) 20 363 6451 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +254 (0) 20 363 6170.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Follow the U.S. Embassy Nairobi on social media. Our twitter feed is athttps://twitter.com/USEmbassyKenya, and our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/U.S.EmbassyNairobi.