Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Elections in Western Kenya

United States Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Elections in Western Kenya

October 27, 2017

Demonstration activity will likely continue today throughout Nairobi and nationwide.  Planned elections in the four western Kenya counties of Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya on Saturday, October 28 may result in additional protests in those counties and throughout the country. U.S. citizens should remain in known safe areas.

  • Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
  • Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

Find up-to-date information for American travelers and foreign visa applicants on the State Department’s Consular Affairs’ twitter feed, https://twitter.com/travelgov, and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/travelgov.