US Embassy in Kenya issues security alert ahead of Supreme Court verdict on disputed elections

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The US has issued a security alert advising US personnel against travel to Kisumu ahead of next Monday’s Supreme Court ruling over a disputed presidential election.

Ahead of the all-important verdict by the seven-judge bench, the US Embassy in Kenya has imposed movement restrictions on its government personnel in Kisumu with the State Department reminding its citizens of the continued need for sustained vigilance.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy has imposed movement restrictions on U.S. government personnel in Kisumu. The State Department reminds its citizens of the continued need for sustained vigilance,”

In its statement dated September 1, 2022, the Embassy in Nairobi stated that Kenya has periodically experienced some post-electoral violence during election cycles.

“Election-related demonstrations and rallies regularly take place after elections, at times blocking key intersections and causing traffic jams,” the Embassy said.

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