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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: or from Reuters .

To view the Kenya 2010 Crime & Safety Report from OSAC:

To receive email updates on latest security issues in Kenya, send an email to 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:

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:

Wanted Persons

To get information on wanted persons go to:

Official government crime statistics

For Americans:

For American Embassy general security information about Kenya:

American victims of crime overseas can get assistance here:

To register as an American citizen traveling to or residing in Kenya: 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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Courses include defensive and tactical driving, anti-ambush, anti-carjacking, anti VIP assassination driver’s training, anti-kidnapping, exterior car search- bomb threats, surviving hostage scenarios, four-wheel drive instruction, surviving hostile environments, armoured vehicle courses, as well as driver’s maintenance and other mechanical emergency procedures training.

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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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