The Kenya High Commission and Kenya Airways this week reassured travellers that Kenya is still a safe destination despite the recent terror attacks.
The Kenya High Commissioner in Botswana, Jean Kimani told journalists at a press briefing that terrorism is an international problem and that every country must play its part in combating it.
She intimated that the international community was working towards eliminating terrorism which is a global threat and that the Kenya Government has been working with key partners in exchange of information and ensuring that such threats as posed by terrorists are countered.
“What assures us as Kenya and as fellow Africans is that when we monitor business trends and confidence before and after the attacks how the situation was handled hasn’t shaken confidence in our systems.
In actual fact three global activities – On 24th-27th September, 2013, the Eco Tourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference and Africa Hotel Investment (over 40 countries were represented); On 16th October, 2013, the World Travel Awards – were held in Nairobi.
This is a sign of confidence that it is business as usual in Kenya. Batswana visiting Kenya can rest assured of peace and tranquillity.
Our security forces are on high alert. We have international support and the best intelligence in the world to make sure that we are safe,” she said.
The High Commissionner further encouraged Batswana to visit Kenya during the coming holiday season.
She said the nation of Kenya embraces the festive season with the hope of a blessed future and a united effort in love and hope, especially in during the country’s 50th anniversary of independence.