UK issues travel advice ahead of President Kenyatta’s swearing-in

United Kingdom has issued travel advisory to its citizen preparing to visit Kenya next week.

According to the advisory there is likely hood of clashes in Kenya on Tuesday during President Uhuru Kenyatta swearing in ceremony that will be held at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Thursday asked UK citizens to be cautious and cited “possible clashes throughout the country” during the November 28 inauguration.

The statement urges UK citizen living in Kenya to avoid Western and Nyanza region during the Tuesday swearing on ceremony.

“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 said in a statement.

The violence hotspots, according to FCO, include large gatherings, universities, political party headquarters, and offices of the electoral commission.

The essential travel does not include Kenya’s safari destinations. They include 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 in Mombasa, Malindi, Kilifi, Watamu, Diani, Lamu Island and Manda Island were also marked as safe as well as airports in the respective areas.