The UK High Commission in Kenya will reopen for routine business today (Thursday 17 January) after closing yesterday to allow staff to deal with any UK nationals affected by Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the Dusit2 complex in Nairobi.
British national Luke Potter was among the casualties which also included a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York.
The British government have also updated their travel advice for Kenya now the security response in the area has concluded.
This latest update reads:
“On 15/16 January 2019, there was a terrorist attack in the Riverside area of Nairobi, resulting in injuries and loss of life. The Kenyan security response has concluded, but authorities are still at the scene. You should continue to avoid the immediate area, remain vigilant and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities. The British High Commission Nairobi will reopen for routine business on Thursday 17 January. If you’ve been directly affected by this incident, and need our help, you can contact the British High Commission on +254 (0)20 284 4000. You can also find out more about support available to you in this information and advice page. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Kenya, call the FCO in London on 020 7008 1500.”