Published on : Friday, November 24, 2017
United Kingdom has updated its travel advice to its populace who might be traveling to Kenya next week. The latest travel update focuses on the period of investiture of President Uhuru Kenyatta, scheduled to take place at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) asked UK citizens to be cautious and cited possible clashes throughout the country during the November 28th, 2017 inauguration.
Western Kenya, former Western and Nyanza provinces— was flagged as one of the regions to avoid where possible.
The office is anticipating possible demonstrations and clashes during the inauguration and Britons planning to visit Kenya during this period have been asked to exercise caution and, where possible, avoid travelling around areas where demonstrations may take place.
The violence hotspots, according to FCO, include large gatherings, universities, political party headquarters, and offices of the electoral commission.