United States planes using Kenyan airspace have been warned to be extremely careful for the next two months
Federal Aviation Administration warned that in the said period, militants might unleash on the planes within the East Africa nation, targeting planes.
In an advisory directed to civilian airliners and all operators of US-registered aircraft issued last week, the agency said: “Those persons are advised to exercise caution when flying into, out of, within, or over the territory and airspace of Kenya East of 40 degrees East longitude at altitudes below fl260 due to the possibility of extremist/militant activity.”
FAA said it will review the advisory by February 26, 2020.
“Aircraft may encounter various anti-aircraft weapons, including manpads, small-arms, and indirect fire weapons such as mortars and rockets, which could target aircraft at low altitudes, including during the arrival and departure phases of flight and/or target airports and aircraft on the ground,” it said.
Kenya is gullible to terror attacks. Recently, Al-Shabaab militants attacked a Mandera-bound bus in Kutulo area killing 11 passengers on the spot.
Last week, two businessmen were abducted by the militants in Garissa, adding to the total number of those kidnapped to eight.