Security Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Nairobi (August 21, 2018)

Demonstration Alert: Possible Protest Activity on Wednesday, August 22

Location:  Nairobi and Countrywide

Event:  Media reports indicate the possibility of protests scheduled for Wednesday, August 22. Possible protest areas include Nairobi’s Central Business District, Riverside Drive, and other possible areas, including outside Nairobi. Please plan your activities accordingly.

Actions to take:

  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • If you encounter protest activity, immediately leave the area

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Nairobi enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

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