Foreigners in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and some parts of the coastal city have been urged to remain vigilant, following reports of possible extremist attacks.
ALERT: Credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. We remind the public of the continued need for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya. Read more: https://t.co/5BQGNQ9hvF
— U.S. Embassy Nairobi (@USEmbassyKenya) February 4, 2019
In a tweet, the US Embassy said,
It has also urged them to always have their travel documents in sight and review their personal security plans.
“We strongly recommend that US citizens traveling to or residing in Nairobi enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The enrollment will give you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the embassy or nearest US consulate to contact you in case of an emergency,” it wrote.
This warning comes in the wake of heightened security alert in the country after the dusitD2 hotel complex terror attack that left 21 people dead.
Over 10 people have so far been arrested and arraigned in court in connection with the attack as police continue a manhunt for its organisers.