In Summary
  • Wednesday's alert notes that rallies and demonstrations “may occur with little notice.”

  • It adds that “even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.”

The US State Department has issued a travel alert, warning of possible violence linked to October 17 repeat presidential election.

The new notice comes less than a week after the US urged travellers to Kenya to take precautions against the threat of Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks.

CHAOS

Wednesday's alert notes that rallies and demonstrations “may occur with little notice.”

It adds that “even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.”

The State Department says there is no indication that US citizens may be targeted, but it urges them to “exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period.”

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