FCO amends is advice for travellers to Kenya and Nairobi
On the weekend of the 1st of October 2011, a French woman was abducted by Somali pirates from her Island home on the North Kenyan coast
after armed gangs surrounded her property and threatened her partner. The Kenyan officials have been able to track down the boat on which she was abducted,
but this attack has caused the FCO to advise against all but essential travel to coastal area within 150km of the Kenya/Somali border.
This attack comes just weeks after a British man was shot dead after trying to prevent a gang from kidnapping his wife.
They are still searching for his wife, although they know that she is being held in Somalia.
The restriction from the FCO also includes Lamu, and low income areas of Nairobi (including townships and slum areas).
FCO advise against all but essential travel to within 60kms of the Kenya-Somali border; to Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island;
to Garissa District; to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi; and to low income areas of Nairobi, including all township or slum areas.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to an area east of a line joining Sabah's
most northerly point near the town of Kudat to the Indonesian border in the southern part of Sabah, near Tawau.