Security okay in Mombasa, tourists assured
01 September 2014, 08:09
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday promised to deal
with security challenges at the coastal city of Mombasa to promote
Speaking in Mombasa, Kenyatta assured tourists and locals that visiting coast beaches safety was guaranteed.
The country's tourism suffered a decline in the number of tourists
arriving since September 2011 when the Somali militant group, the
Al-Shabaab, carried out the kidnappings of tourists in the Lamu
archipelago and the kidnapping of the Spanish volunteers.
Kenya has witnessed several hit-and-run grenade attacks in recent
months in the capital, Nairobi, and in northern Kenya and Mombasa port
city, including the recent killing of more than 95 people in the coastal
region in June and July.
The country's international tourist arrivals for 2013 declined by
15.8 percent to 1.49 million from 1.78 million in 2012. The drop in
foreign tourists is largely attributed to increased terrorist attacks
that have hit the country.
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