U.S. Embassy Nairobi Security Alert


Message for U.S. Citizens

April 24, 2020

 Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Nairobi 

 Location:  Kenya

Event:  Terrorist groups have a history of carrying out attacks in Kenya during Ramadan. U.S. citizens are reminded of the need for heightened awareness and caution during this time of increased personal safety and security concerns.

Actions to Take:

·      Be aware of your surroundings

·      Stay alert in religious institutions as well as locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.

·      Review your personal security plans.

·      Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.


·      U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

+254 (0) 20 363 6451

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



·      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)

·       Kenya Country Information

·      Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts

·      Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @USEmbassyKenya and @CDCKenya


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