Trump's administration disappoints Kenya after new move
The latest move by the US Government is a blow for Kenya as.....
The US State Department warned its citizens of possible violence in the country with the polls just 32 days away.
The latest warning comes only days after the US urged those travelling to Kenya to take precautions against the threat of possible Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks.
The State Department further warned that events including rallies, protests and demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
“You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations,” the alert stated.
It further urges its citizens to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period.
“Avoid crowds and remain alert when using public transportation. Report specific safety concerns to local law enforcement authorities and stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency,” the alert advised.
The US also issued a similar travel warning to Americans traveling to or living in Kenya ahead of the August elections.
Soon after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the August 8 polls, violence broke out in NASA leader Raila Odinga's strongholds of Kisumu and parts of Nairobi including Kibera and Mathare.
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights disclosed that 24 people had been killed in the election-related violence as Odinga's supporters clashed with the police.
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