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Kenya Tuesday 8 January 2008: Security Update 7p.m.

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Jake Grieves-Cook, Spokesman, Kenya Tourism Federation  Jan 09, 2008

Nairobi
Throughout the day the situation in Nairobi was completely normal, with public transport operating and all offices and banks open as usual.
There were no problems for any tourist vehicles driving through the city and all transfers to and from the airport and to the Nairobi hotels operated as normal.
There were no reports of any incidents affecting tourists anywhere in the city.

Mombasa
Once again all was back to normal and there were no reports of any problems affecting tourists in any of the beach resorts or in Mombasa. All transfers and safaris continue to operate as normal from Mombasa. The British consular representative on the Mombasa south coast has written to express his appreciation of the work of the Tourist Police Unit over the last few days in helping to ensure good security for tourist visitors at the coast.

Parks and Reserves
There were no reports of any problems anywhere in the parks, reserves or tourist routes. All national parks and reserves may be visited by road or air as normal. The daily scheduled services linking all the parks continue to operate as normal.

Western Kenya
Once again there were no reports of any problems in Western Kenya today. However we continue to recommend that the areas around Eldoret, Kericho, Kakamega and Kisumu should remain off-limits to tourists for the time being. However these are not areas normally visited by tourists as part of their safari itinerary. Kenya Airways continue to operate scheduled flights to Kisumu and have also operated a number of ad hoc flights to Eldoret during the last few days.

During the last 24 hrs the German security advisory has been toned down and it is anticipated that other countries will be amending their travel advisories shortly to reflect the fact that calm has been restored.

Kenya Tuesday 8 January 2008: Security Update 7p.m.



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