Kenya asks U.S. to lift 'unfriendly' travel warning

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:02 AM
Kenya asks U.S. to lift 'unfriendly' travel warning

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Sunday asked the U.S. government to lift an advisory warning U.S. citizens over travel to the east African country after the September 21 Nairobi mall attack, calling it "unnecessary" and "unfriendly".

"We believe issuing the travel advisory is counter-productive in the fight against global terrorism," Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told a news briefing. "We request the United States, as a friend of Kenya, to lift the travel advisory," he added.

(Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)