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Safety, Security, Crime & Emergency Numbers

Petty crime such as ‘Snatch and Runs’ are high in Kenya, but more violent crime such as Vehicle hijacking (around 10 incidents a day in Nairobi), Armed Assault and Ethnic violence are also fairly high as well, alongside political crime such as Corruption and Terrorism.

Crimes are most often committed in city centres such as Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa as well as around many coastal beach resorts. Drug abuse and subsequent drug trafficking has also become a prominent issue in the country with young men in their 20s being the most common users, typically using cannabis and heroin the most.

Emergency Numbers

General Emergencies – 999