Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (August 6, 2018)
20th Anniversary of U.S. Embassy bombing
Location: Kenya, countrywide
Event: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Although we have no information on threats associated with the anniversary, we encourage a heightened level of personal security on August 7th and during the days immediately before and after August 7th. Large scale or lone wolf attacks may happen quickly and occur with little or no warning.
Actions to take:
• Remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
• Avoid crowds and remain alert when using public transportation.
• Stay in touch with family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
• Immediately report any suspicious activity to local police.
• U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
+(254) (0)20-363-6451 during business hours
+(254) (0)20-363-6170 after business hours
• State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
• Kenya Country Information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Kenya.html
• Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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