In the wake of a series of bombings carried out by suspected Islamist terrorists in recent weeks, the U.S., France, Australia and the United Kingdom have warned their citizens against traveling to Kenya. Source: Wikipedia
The travel warnings have reportedly prompted about 400 tourists to leave hotels in the African country. Kenyan government officials called the travel warnings “unfriendly acts” and said they could actually aid the terrorists by causing a panic. A spokesperson for Kenya’s Internal Ministry called terrorist threats in the country a “perpetual” menace. However, the government said it has not received any threats against a specific hotel or location, Reuters notes.
Terror attacks have damaged Kenya’s tourist industry, which employs about 150,000 workers. On Friday, as many as 13 people died in two bomb blasts in Kenya’s capital. The blasts injured about 70 others, SkyNews said. Read