New US Travel Advisory for Kenya

The US State Dept. has just issued it’s updated travel advisory for Kenya. What they are really trying to say is, “Kenya is pretty much back to normal with the potential for a slight increase in crime.” But you know how it is when you are the “land of the free and the home of the fearful” . . .

Current Situation
The power-sharing agreement signed on February 28 has been widely accepted throughout Kenya; parliament ratified it on March 18. Implementation of the agreement is expected to proceed. The threat of widespread civil unrest has receded, although there remains potential for spontaneous demonstrations in areas of the country previously impacted should implementation not proceed as expected

. . . Violent and sometimes fatal criminal attacks, including armed carjackings and home invasions/burglaries, can occur at any time and in any location, particularly in Nairobi. [I did post a real-life example, yesterday.]

Oh yeah . . . don’t forget the terrorists; they are everywhere ;-).

2 thoughts on “New US Travel Advisory for Kenya

  1. safari says:

    I was in Kenya between April to July and i travelled widely. I went to Nairobi, Nakuru, Masai Mara, The Aberdare and Mombasa. Other than the quiet mood, everything was al right and I did not encounter any incident.

  2. Ben says:

    Safari, don’t worry about this post scaring your customers. It was more for my own friends – a tongue-in-cheek jab at the fearful way American say, “Everything is OK.”

    This seems like a long, long time ago.

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