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UK: We did not issue travel advisories against Kenya

22 May 2014, 09:16

Nairobi - The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Christian Turner has dismissed reports that his country issued travel advisories against Kenya.

In a report published on Daily Nation, Turner was quoted as saying that the travel advisories only targeted Mombasa and not other parts of the country.

His comments come just a few days after the UK government warned its citizens against visiting some specified areas within the country.

According to a travel advisory published on the Foreign Office website, UK warned its citizens against non- essential visit to areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border, Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island, Garissa District, the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, low income areas of Nairobi, including all township or slum areas, Mombasa island and within 5km of the coast from Mtwapa creek in the north down to and including Tiwi in the south (this area does not include Diani or Moi international airport).

On Friday, BBC captured a video of UK evacuating its citizens from Mombasa with further reports indicating that two major UK tour companies had suspended their flights to Mombasa until October.

Turner has however assured Kenya of continued support and cooperation.

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