Published on Monday, January 9, 2012
The Foreign Office has issued a warning about the threat of a terrorist attack in Kenya.
After an alert from the Kenyan authorities about a heightened threat of an attack in Nairobi, it is urging tourists and expats in Kenya to be extra vigilant in hotels, shopping centres and beaches.
"We believe that terrorists may be in the final stages of planning attacks," it said.
"Attacks could be indiscriminate and target Kenyan institutions as well as places where expatriates and foreign travellers gather, such as hotels, shopping centres and beaches. We strongly advise British Nationals to exercise extra vigilance and caution in public places and at public events."
The Kenya Tourist Board said that many holidaymakers don't even overnight in Nairobi, heading straight off on safari from the airport.
A spokesman said: "Most guests flying in leave without going into Nairobi. Even still, security in Narobi has been so tight for a number of years."
Kenya sent troops into Somalia in October after a string of kidnappings and cross-border attacks which had threatened Kenya's tourism industry.
by Bev Fearis and Diane Evans
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