Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nairobi (Kenya), Kenyan Election Announcement

The Kenyan Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision on the Presidential petition on Friday, September 1. The announcement may be followed by the formation of large crowds throughout Nairobi and in other areas of Kenya. We strongly advise that you stay off the streets during the announcement and in the hours following it, and monitor local news for updated information.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council