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Kenya travel advice - public demonstrations

Avoid large public gatherings and demonstrations ahead of the referendum on the Constitution on 4 August.

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A public referendum on the Constitution of Kenya is due to be held on 4 August 2010. You should exercise caution around political rallies and public demonstrations at all times, and particularly in the case of events connected with the referendum.

Any rally, even if advertised as peaceful, could potentially turn violent. On 13 June six people were killed and over 100 injured following explosions at a rally in Uhuru Park in central Nairobi.

You should check local media reports for information on future demonstrations, and watch the Foreign Office Travel Advice for Kenya for updates.

Published 2 August 2010