Election Results May Elicit Strong Response - News from the US Embassy Nairobi

This is to inform U.S. citizens in Kenya that on March 9, 2013, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of Kenya’s presidential election.  The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi has received reports of violence in Kibera, Kisumu, and Kakamega.  The police are responding; however, these demonstrations could spread or erupt elsewhere with little or no warning.  U.S. citizens should avoid crowds of all types, and are advised to avoid common gathering places and protest sites, such as downtown areas, stadiums, large parks, and slum areas.  Also, expect major traffic congestion and possible road closures.  U.S. citizens are advised to use extreme caution and monitor local media for the latest information on demonstrations and traffic disruptions.
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