The United States of America has issued a travel advisory to its citizens against traveling to some parts of Kenya.
The advisory was classified as an exercise for caution with the citizens being warned of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.
The areas flagged include Kenya-Somalia border counties, some parts of the coast region, Turkana county and parts of Nairobi County.
Other areas include Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties as well as Tana River, Lamu and areas of Kilifi County.
In Nairobi estates including Eastleigh and Kibera were listed as areas to Reconsider traveling to.
The State Department reiterated that the areas are frequent with violent crimes such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion and kidnapping.
US citizens traveling to Kenya have since been advised to stay vigilant in locations frequented by Westerners, monitor the media and be prepared to adjust their plans.