UK Government Issues New Travel Warning for Kenya
The government of the United Kingdom has issued a new travel warning for Kenya.
In the travel warning issue on Wednesday, the UK government warns its citizens to stay away from public gatherings during this electioneering period.
“Rallies and protests may take place during primaries and in the lead up to, during and after elections. You should take care in public places where people gather, and exercise a heightened level of vigilance,” read in part a statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The new warning does not warn British nationals from visiting any particular regions in Kenya, but a previous warning them to avoid visiting Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Lamu, and Eastleigh in Nairobi still stands.
The UK advisory comes less than a week after the United States issued a similar travel alert for its citizen, also related to the upcoming primary and general elections (READ: US State Department Issues Travel Alert for Kenya).
The Kenya general elections take place on August 8th, 2017.