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Ireland issues travel warning for Kenya amid flood crisis

Ireland on Saturday placed a high degree of caution on its citizens planning to travel to Kenya following the threat of flooding in the country.

The European island in its advisory warned that Kenya was experiencing heavy rains and significant flooding in areas frequented by tourists such as national parks.

Therefore, the Irish Foreign Office advised its citizens in Kenya to follow news and public advice and take necessary precautions when planning their travels.

Irish citizens planning to travel to Kenya were advised to consult travel agencies, accommodation and transport providers before embarking on their journey.

Nairobi residents crossing a flooded road in the CBD (left) and flooding at Parklands estate.

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Nairobi News / Ma3Route

“The contact for public emergency services in Kenya is 999 and the Embassy contact details can be found in the Embassy contact section,” reads part of the travel advisory.

Likewise, the country also urged its citizens traveling to Kenya to be vigilant as terrorist activities were prevalent in Kenya.

According to the Irish Foreign Office, the terrorist group Al Shabaab had carried out attacks in Kenya in the past, including Nairobi, and has threatened further attacks.

“As a result, Irish citizens in Kenya are urged to exercise extreme vigilance and caution, particularly in public places, including hotels, bars and restaurants, sporting events, supermarkets, shopping malls and beach resorts,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned. Irish Foreign Affairs.

This comes just three days after the United Kingdom issued a similar travel advisory to its citizens planning to travel to Kenya.

He The UK government warned its citizens Use caution when in Kenya following the current flooding caused by heavy rains in the country.

“Avoid walking, swimming or driving through flooded water, plan your trips carefully and be sure to follow local guidance,” the advisory read in part.

Tourists at the foot of Mount Longonot ready for a hike

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Tsavo National Park