Tourists leave Kenya after terror attack warning

By MN Reporter

Several tourists from Europe and USA have left the country after a terror issued by Western countries warning.

The warning issued by UK, Australia and France has seen several tourists evacuate and cancel their visit to Kenya.

“There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. The main threat comes from extremists linked to Al Shabaab, a militant group that has carried out attacks in response to Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia… There has been a spate of small-scale grenade, bomb and armed attacks in Nairobi (especially the area of Eastleigh), Mombasa, and North Eastern Province,” the warning read in part.

Mombasa is specifically being avoided, as it is the main point of concern for any terrorist attacks.
According to the Daily Mail, about 400 British tourists who were travelling with Thomson and First Choice were affected by the change in official safety advice. Thomson Airways is said to be cancelling flights till as late into the year as October.

The authenticity of the threat has not yet been established.

Last month Kenya confirmed that the number of foreign visitors to the country, a top safari and beach destination, slumped by 11 percent in 2013, when the country was gripped by fears of election-related political violence.