Ethiopian embassy cautions Kenyans against visiting violent regions

Military soldier in Ethiopia, [Photo: Reuters]

The Embassy of Kenya in Ethiopia has cautioned Kenyans living in the the neighboring country against visiting insecure areas following a six-month state of emergency declared Friday in the Amhara region.

This is amid clashes between the military and local Fano militiamen that broke out early last week in Africa’s second most populous country.

In a notice issued last evening, the embassy advised Kenyan nationals in the northern neighboring country to adhere to the rules and regulations issued by the Ethiopian government in relation to the state of emergency.

Citizens were urged to contact the Kenyan embassy in Addis Ababa by email or phone; “Email:, and copy Tel: Embassy Line: +251 11 6610135/6 Consular Officer: +251-929-107-859, +251976056336.”

The latest wave of clashes has quickly become Ethiopia’s most serious security crisis since a two-year civil war in the Tigray region, which neighbours Amhara, ended in November.

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