Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya (May 18, 2019) 

Location: Kenya, countrywide

Event: Terrorist groups have a history of carrying out attacks during Ramadan. On May 15, the Kenyan Police issued a notice to the public explaining that they have enhanced patrols during this time and intensified security in areas of interest (churches, mosques) countrywide.

Actions to Take:

  •  Be aware of your surroundings.
  •  Stay alert in religious institutions as well as locations frequented by tourists/Westerners


U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

+254 (0) 20 363 6451

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

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Kenya Country Information

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