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Security Overview

05 Aug 2010

US government and UN employees get security updates through email from their security offices.  Ask a friend working for one of these agencies to forward this information to you.


If you are an expat, check whether your embassy offers any security updates.


Sign up to receive security newsletters about Kenya from the Overseas Security Advisory Council: www.osac.gov or from Reuters www.alertnet.org .


To view the Kenya 2010 Crime & Safety Report from OSAC: www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=116435


To receive email updates on latest security issues in Kenya, send an email to kim@glenedmunds.com and ask her to add you to her database.  She compiles information from the multiple reliable sources to alert residents of trends, hotspots, etc.


Get security tips on your phone


Emergency contacts:




Police hotline: 240000 Police Headquarters: 271-7777 CID Headquarters: 271-3311 Flying Squad: 676-1111


If a crime is happening now or anyone is in immediate danger dial 999 (landline) or 112 (mobile phone).  999 is also for the fire brigade and ambulance services.


Non-emergency crime reports:


If an urgent response is not needed, you can make a crime report online at: http://www.kenyapolice.go.ke/report_a_crime.asp


Official Kenya government police website:


To make a crime report, file a complaint, get traffic updates and access other resources, you can try the official website of the Kenyan police:


http://www.kenyapolice.go.ke


Wanted Persons


To get information on wanted persons go to: http://www.kenyapolice.go.ke/wanted%20persons.asp


Official government crime statistics


http://www.kenyapolice.go.ke/resources/CRIME%20STATI2008.pdf


For Americans:


For American Embassy general security information about Kenya: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1151.html


American victims of crime overseas can get assistance here:


http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1748.html


To register as an American citizen traveling to or residing in Kenya:


https://travelregistration.state.gov or directly at the Embassy: located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (254) (20) 363-6000; fax (254) (20) 363-6410.  In the event of an after-hours emergency, the Embassy duty officer may be contacted at (254) (20) 363-6170.


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Kenya Airways Pride Centre


Embakasi Area


PO Box 19124, Nairobi 00501, Kenya Telephone: +254-(0)20-2679137 or +254-(0)202379784 Mobile Phone Number: +254-(0)725-635-687


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