United Kingdom has showed confidence that the inspection equipment that have been given to Kenya will help improve on the security in the country though it has promised to keep its travel guidance under a stable evaluation. The British High Commission officials said UK has used the current decisions to change the travel guidance carefully through discussing closely with Kenyan authorities. The highest number of tourists in Kenya come from Britain so the change will be helpful to the country since the tourism industry is very important to the country. UK and the Kenya government have been discussing the best ways to improve security in Kenya and make the country’s ability to ease the risk of revenge because of its operation in Somalia. According to the present advises from UK, visitors should be 150km from the Somalia border because of the threat of kidnapping mostly in Lamu area. In September and October there were two attacks by armed gangs in small boats against beach resorts in Lamu so visitors have been advised not to travel within 60km of the Somali border ,to Garissa District because of the continued instability in the areas. During the conference on Somalia that has been hosted by UK where Kenya has been represented by Present Mwai Kibaki, they discussed on how to stop piracy on the Somalia coast which has been a major threat to international law. They have also talked about the major causes of piracy and the different ways to stop it like transferring the suspected pirates from regional states to Somalia, harsh measures to catch, try and imprison pirates and develop the regional marine ability within Somalia.
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