From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The re-run Presidential election date has been set for 26 October 2017. The Opposition have not accepted the new date, and it’s possible the election will be delayed. Protests are planned in this period and could turn violent. The western part of the country has seen an increase in protests in the run up to elections, some of which have turned violent.

Media report that the governors of Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Kakamega and Migori have said that elections won’t be allowed to take place in their counties on 26 October. This may trigger further protests. You should avoid travelling around these regions on and around days of planned protests including areas where demonstrations may take place. This may include large sporting or music events, universities, political party headquarters, the parliament and the offices of the electoral commission.

Monitor local and international media to avoid any demonstration or disturbance taking place. Leave any area of unrest quickly and don’t attempt to watch or photograph it. You should consider making personal contingency plans in case of unrest. Keep up to date with this travel advice by subscribing to email alerts.

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