US issues security alert to its citizens in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and Coast regions

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American citizens in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and parts of the coastal city have been urged to remain vigilant, following reports of possible extremist attacks according to the US Embassy.

“Credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki, and coastal areas of Kenya. The U.S. Embassy reminds the public of the continued need for heightened vigilance throughout Kenya, especially in public spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, and places of worship,” said the Embassy on Monday.

The embassy has 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.

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