European embassies in Kenya warn of possible terror attack

The Dutch embassy in Nairobi warns compatriots in Kenya against a possible terror attack โ€œon Western goals and citizensโ€. Embassies from other European countries come with similar warnings.

The information comes from the French embassy, says Ambassador Maarten Brouwer on the Facebook page of the Dutch embassy. He considers that information to be credible and calls on compatriots to be vigilant in places where โ€œnormally many Westerners congregateโ€. The French embassy cites hotels, restaurants and shopping malls as a potential target.

Al-Shabaab

The German and British embassy have also advised their compatriots to avoid certain places in the African country, reports Kenyan newspaper The Standard. The British authorities recommend compatriots not to go to areas less than 60 kilometers from the Somali border.

In recent weeks, the al-Shabaab terror movement has been active in Lamu district, which is close to Somalia. At the beginning of this month, seven people were killed in an attack presumably carried out by the terror group. Houses were also set on fire.

Al-Shabaab has been carrying out attacks in Kenya since the Kenyan government sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to combat the terror movement.