Terrorists targeting prominent Kenyan hotel- U.S Warns

Be on the look out-U.S warns of looming terror attack in Kenya

Alert on terrorist attack issued

The US embassy issued an alert on a possible terror attack at an unidentified, major hotel in Nairobi.

A statement on the embassy's website on Thursday indicated that terrorists were targeting a hotel that is popular with tourists and business travelers.

The embassy advised increased vigilance when visiting or staying at hotels in the capital.

Terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi. The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers,” reads part of the alert.

Security increased

Members of the public were advised to exercise increased vigilance when visiting or staying at hotels in Nairobi.

"If staying at a hotel, be aware of the hotel’s evacuation plan. Plan ahead of time how you would exit the hotel in case of an emergency," the alert continued.

It also asked citizens to review personal security plans, be aware of their surroundings and monitor local media for updates.

Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai called for calm, saying the National Police Service has enhanced security measures across the country and increased border surveillance.

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