Although we do not currently cover Africa as a vacation destination at ThereArePlaces.com, there is a threat to Americans in Kenya that we want to bring to your attention. The information was included in a Consular Affairs Bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of State. The material of interest follows:
U.S. Embassy Nairobi issued the following Warden Message on September 28:
U.S. Embassy Nairobi has received information that Islamic extremists in southern Somalia may be planning kidnapping operations inside of Kenya. There are indications that Islamic extremists based in Somalia may be planning to target Westerners, especially American citizens, in the Kiwayu Island tourist area and other beach sites frequented by Western travelers on the northeast coast near Somalia. All U.S. citizens in these areas should exercise extreme caution and remain vigilant at all times.