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Visitors Via JKIA Hit 8-Year Low Amid Mega Expansion

Visitor arrivals at Kenya’s two main airports have dropped to the lowest level in eight years, reflecting how badly the travel industry has been damaged by a spate of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds. The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Mombasa’s Moi International Airport recorded arrivals of 231,038 visitors in the first four […]

Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) said it had no choice but to extend its warning to UK citizens not to travel to any part of the Kenyan coast despite the discomfort it caused Kenyan authorities.   The FCO said in a statement on Tuesday that the UK government had the responsibility to warn its citizens of […]

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Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho has advised Kenyans to avoid transiting through UK’s Heathrow Airport because of a substantial threat of possible attack by Al-Qaeda operatives. According to information provided by US officials, Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen and Syria were developing sophisticated bombs that could bring down a plane. The information states that […]

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The United Kingdom has closed its Mombasa consulate over security concerns. A statement from the UK Foreign Office said it would provide normal consular assistance to its nationals through the Nairobi office. “Following the changes made to our travel advice on Wednesday 14 May the decision has been made to close our Honorary Consulate office […]

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Kenya rebuked Britain, the United States, France and Australia on Thursday for issuing warnings about travel to the east African country, while hoteliers said at least 400 tourists had checked out of hotels along the Indian Ocean coast. Kenya called the alerts “unfriendly”, saying they would increase panic and play into the hands of those behind the gun and grenade assaults […]

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