Kenya Travel Warnings (2014)

Kenya Travel Warnings (2014)

We have not been to Kenya (or any part of Africa).  We do plan on going but have not had the opportunity.

Seeing the recent travel warnings from Australia, Canada, UK, US, and France, definitely makes us think twice about going there.  The travel warnings come as a result of bomb blasts in Mombasa and Nairobi from Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked Somali group.  Shabaab has killed 67 people so far.  Since al Qaeda loves to target westerners, its especially dangerous for us.

courtesy of brightafricansafaris

courtesy of brightafricansafaris

16 May – Nairobi, Kenya Market attack

More than 100 people have been killed in shootings, grenade attacks and small bombings in Kenya in the past 18 months, the U.S. Embassy said. Kenyan authorities, with the help of the FBI, recently discovered a huge car bomb that could have caused a lot of damage. – ABCNEWS

President Uhuru Kenyatta scolded western countries for damaging tourism.

courtesy of frenzyofnoise

courtesy of frenzyofnoise

I am very happy about countries warning travelers.  Its unfortunate for countries that rely heavily on tourism for income, but this should offer incentive to put more resources toward shutting down terrorism.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-essentials/travel-news/kenya-scolds-over-wests-unfriendly-travel-warnings-20140519-38ix4.html#ixzz329WbKs99