• The US government personnel living in Kenya have been directed monitor local media for updates and also avoid crowds.
• The security alert has been tailored to previous events that have happened in Kenya after an electioneering year.
The U.S Embassy in Kenya has advised US Citizens to exercise caution as the country waits for the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling on the Presidential petition.
In a new security alert issued on September 1, 2022, the Embassy imposed movement restrictions on US government personnel living in Kisumu.
The Embassy went ahead to remind its Citizens across the country to stay vigilant ahead of the Monday ruling.
The security alert has been tailored to previous events that have happened in Kenya after an electioneering year.
“Kenya has periodically experienced some post-electoral violence during election cycles. Election-related demonstrations and rallies regularly take place after elections, at times blocking key intersections and causing traffic jams.
"Demonstrations may occasionally be violent, requiring police intervention. Strikes and other protest activities related to economic conditions occur regularly,” the statement said in part.
The US government personnel living in Kenya have been directed to monitor local media for updates and also avoid crowds.
Other cautionary measures include; “keeping a low profile, being vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs, being aware of their surroundings, keeping travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
This is not the first time, the US embassy is issuing a security alert in Kenya.
On August 3rd, the Embassy issued a similar alert – telling Americans to avoid visiting Kisumu County during the election season.
The embassy noted in a statement that there may be demonstrations relating to the election, some of which may be violent.
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