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UK issues travel advisory for Kenya 

The government of the UK in a travel advisory to its citizens warns against travelling to certain parts of Kenya over insecurity.

The UK government on Saturday, January 13 issued a travel advisory for Kenya warning its citizens against traveling to certain parts of the country over security concerns. 

In the advisory, the UK government warned its citizens not to travel to Eastern Garrisa, Mandera, Lamu, Tana River, or the Kenya-Somalia border.

The foreign power may have intelligence about a potential threat to Kenya’s security, as shown by the fact that the UK government’s dispatch was identified as the most recent update to the terrorist area.

As a result, the UK government advised its citizens who intended to visit the aforementioned locations to do their research before traveling.

“No travel can be guaranteed safe. If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities, and expenses in an emergency.”

In particular, the UK cautioned its citizens against all but essential travel to areas within 60km of Kenya’s border with Somalia.

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The UK government observed that Kenya has recorded terror-related security incidents in recent years, particularly in North Eastern Counties and sections of the Coast.

“These have killed members of the Kenyan security forces as well as civilians. The Kenyan security forces have increased their presence in the affected areas. Armed militia groups operate within the Boni Forest and along the border with Somalia,” the advisory read.

This comes after the UK issued another travel advisory in December 2023.

However, the government assured Kenyans that the country was safe and that security agencies were working on overdrive to ensure tranquility within the nation.

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