Kenya settling?

This item appears on page 18 of the May 2008 issue.

In Kenya, threats of political demonstrations and violence have dramatically receded following the widely accepted power-sharing agreement signed on Feb. 28, 2008, and ratified by parliament on March 18. The U.S. Department of State has rescinded the authorized departure order for Kisumu and environs, and U.S. government personnel and families are able to return there.

Kenya has a high rate of violent crime and remains potentially susceptible to attacks from terrorists in the region. U.S. Embassy personnel continue to be victims of (nonfatal) carjacking incidents, as recently as mid-March 2008.