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U.S issues travel warning ahead of Obama visit

Obama is expected in Kenya for the GES between July 24 and 26

Obama is expected in Kenya for the GES between July 24 and 26

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14 – America has issued a travel warning ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya next week.

According to the U.S State Department, a big event like the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is a possible target for terrorists and other criminals.

“As with all large public events, there is the opportunity for criminal elements to target participants and other visitors. Large-scale public events such as this Summit can also be a target for terrorists.”

U.S citizens were urged to be cautious during the GES that will take place between July 24 and 26 in Nairobi.

“U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness, and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive pertinent safety and security information. This Travel Alert expires on July 30, 2015,” the state department explained.

It is estimated that there will be 1,500 investors from across the globe attending the GES.

State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu has explained that there will also be other visitors in their thousands attending different events to be held in three different locations in the city.

The main event of the GES will be held at the UN Compound in Gigiri whereas bilateral meetings will take place at State House Nairobi.

There will be a side event of the GES exhibition at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre which according to Esipisu will involve exhibitors from the African region.

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