• Public events, such as demonstrations and celebratory gatherings, are also at a higher risk for violence.
• National Police Service on Friday urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities,
The U.S. Embassy has urged people living in Kenya to exercise caution and need to be vigilant while in public locations.
The Embassy says there is a potential for increased acts of violent extremism in the country.
The US appealed to the people to avoid areas such as shopping malls, hotels, airports, clubs, restaurants, transportation hubs, schools, places of worship and other areas frequented by tourists.
Public events, such as demonstrations and celebratory gatherings, are also at a higher risk for violence.
Citizens have been advised to review their personal security plans and to be aware of their surroundings while also monitoring local media for updates.
National Police Service on Friday urged the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities, assuring Kenyans that security has been beefed up.
The National Police Service has assured Kenyans that security in the country has been scaled up through different policing operations.
The statement comes hours after France urged its citizens who are in Kenya to be vigilant while visiting public places as there is a real risk of targeting public places frequented by foreign nationals, particularly in Nairobi.
In a statement released on Thursday, France said that restaurants, hotels, places of leisure, shopping centres are among the targeted places that should be avoided by its citizens.
The Netherlands had also issued a similar warning of a possible terror attack in Nairobi and urged vigilance in areas frequented by Western nationals.