Suspected bandits attacked a village in Baringo county at approximately 03:00 (local time) on Thursday, February 21. According to local sources, at least one police reservist and four civilians were killed in the attack. Further fighting is possible in the area in the near term.
Individuals in Baringo county are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant for signs of intercommunal unrest and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
On a separate note, due to the significant terrorist threat and other security concerns, many Western governments advise against travel to a number of regions in the country, including areas bordering Somalia (i.e. parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Lamu counties), Ethiopia, and South Sudan, as well as nonessential travel to the city of Mombasa. Several Nairobi neighborhoods, including Eastleigh and Pangani, are also best avoided.
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