Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Kenya Supreme Court Ruling
U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI
Security Alert for U.S. Citizens
September 1, 2022
Kenya Supreme Court Ruling
Location: Kenya, countrywide
The Kenyan Supreme Court is scheduled to announce a ruling on the presidential results on September 5, 2022. Kenya has periodically experienced some post-electoral violence during election cycles.
Election-related demonstrations and rallies regularly take place after elections, at times blocking key intersections and causing traffic jams. Demonstrations may occasionally be violent, requiring police intervention. Strikes and other protest activities related to economic conditions occur regularly.
Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy has imposed movement restrictions on U.S. government personnel in Kisumu. The State Department reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for sustained vigilance.
Actions to Take:
· Monitor local media for updates.
· Avoid crowds.
· Avoid demonstrations.
· Keep a low profile.
· 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.
· Review your personal security plans.
· Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
· Carry proper identification, including a copy of the bio-page of your U.S. passport with a copy of a current Kenyan visa.
· U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri+254 (0) 20 363 6451
· 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)
· Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts
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