Kenya travel advice

On 17 March a large Improvised Explosive Device, together with some weapons, was found in a car impounded by police in Mombasa. Local media are reporting that Kenyan police believe there may be additional similar bombs in the wider region and are pursuing these threats.

On 2 February 2014, police raided the Musa mosque in Majengo district of Mombasa, resulting in several deaths.

A small explosion took place at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 16 January. There were no reported casualties. Airport services were not affected.

On 12 December 2013 a failed grenade attack on a vehicle took place in the Likoni area of Mombasa. On 14 December 2013 an explosion took place on a public bus in the Pangani area of Nairobi, in the outskirts of the Eastleigh suburb. Six were killed and a further 24 injured. On 1 January 2014, a number of people were injured in a grenade attack on a nightclub in Diani, near Mombasa.

In September 2013 a major attack took place at the Westgate shopping centre in the Westlands district of Nairobi. You should avoid the cordoned area around the shopping centre. Further large-scale attacks can’t be ruled out.