UK cautions its citizens travelling to Kenya during Uhuru’s inauguration
United Kingdom on Thursday issued a travel advisory to its citizens traveling to Kenya next week.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) urged its citizens to be cautious and cited “possible clashes throughout the country” during the November 28 inauguration ceremony.
The western region was flagged up as areas to avoid travelling to where possible.
“Presidential elections took place on 26 October 2017; the inauguration of President Kenyatta will take place in the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on 28 November; political tensions are high and demonstrations and clashes are possible throughout the country, particularly in the western region; you should exercise caution and, where possible, avoid travelling around areas where demonstrations may take place,” the FCO office said in a statement.
The latest travel advisory focuses on the period of inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta scheduled to take place at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on Tuesday from 9am.
FCO said is anticipating possible demonstrations and clashes during the inauguration.
British citizens have been urged to avoid large gatherings, universities, political party headquarters and offices of the electoral commission.
The travel advisory does not include Kenya’s safari destinations in the national parks, reserves and wildlife conservancies including the Aberdare National Park, Amboseli, Laikipia, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Meru, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Shimba Hills (and)Tsavo.
Beach resorts of Mombasa, Malindi, Kilifi, Watamu, Diani, Lamu Island and Manda Island were also marked as safe as well as airports in the respective areas.