On 12 April 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi issued a Security Alert regarding potential demonstrations during campaigning ahead of general elections on 9 August, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Kenya that general elections are scheduled for August 9, 2022. Candidate selection for national and county offices will take place throughout the country in April, followed by nationwide campaigning.

“Election-related demonstrations may occur, possibly blocking key intersections and resulting in widespread traffic jams. Violence associated with demonstrations may also occur, ranging from rock throwing to police using force. Strikes and other protest activity related to economic conditions occur regularly.”