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US embassy Nairobi issues security alert to American citizens

By Antynet Ford

United Citizens in Nairobi have received a security alert from the US embassy in Nairobi over the rise of criminal activities in the capital city of Kenya’s estates.

The embassy announced that Kenya would increase security action by deploying more police officers in the affected estates.

“There are reports of increased criminal activity in residential areas of Nairobi. Incidents include crimes of opportunity such as purse and phone snatching. The government of Kenya is taking measures to place more police in high-crime areas.” The US embassy announced.

The US citizens were advised to avoid being targets of criminals while in the highlighted areas by avoiding expensive jewelry and maintaining a low-key profile.

“Be aware of your surroundings, keep a low profile, and do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches or flashing large sums of money; keep valuables, such as phones, concealed.” The embassy added.

It also advised against confronting criminals once one finds himself or herself under siege.

“Do not physically resist any robbery attempt and remain calm. Confrontation with these individuals often leads to violence. In traffic, keep your doors locked and windows up.” the communique stated.

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