Kenya Warnings – Sources
FSB Risk Level: Two – Assessed Risk
Kenya is affected by the ongoing Somali Civil War. There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. The main threat comes from extremists in response to Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia. IED attack at HKJK/Nairobi in 2014.
Reference: KICZ Notam A0003/17
Issued: Feb 26th, 2017, valid until: Feb 26th, 2018
Plain English: Exercise caution below FL260 due to extremist and militant activity. New wording clarifying weapons of concern, and phases of flight. Airports were targeted in 2014.
A0003/17 NOTAMN Q) /QRDLD/IV/NBO/AE/000/259/ A) KICZ PART 1 OF 2 B) 1702261228 C) 1802262359 EST E) SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR KENYA THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF KENYA AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL260 DUE TO RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS CAUSED BY EXTREMIST/MILITANT ACTIVITY. A. APPLICABILITY. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO: ALL U.S. AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS; ALL PERSONS EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE FAA, EXCEPT SUCH PERSONS OPERATING U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT FOR A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER; AND ALL OPERATORS OF AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT WHERE THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS A FOREIGN AIR CARRIER. B. PLANNING. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A PLANNING TO FLY INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN, OR OVER THE ABOVE-NAMED AREA MUST REVIEW CURRENT SECURITY/THREAT INFORMATION AND NOTAMS; COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, INCLUDING UPDATING OF THE B450. END PART 1 OF 2 A0003/17 NOTAMN Q) /QRDLD/IV/NBO/AE/000/259/ A) KICZ PART 2 OF 2 B) 1702261228 C) 1802262359 EST E) C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTACKS ON CIVIL AVIATION BY EXTREMISTS/MILITANTS. AIRCRAFT MAY ENCOUNTER FIRE FROM SMALL ARMS; INDIRECT FIRE WEAPONS, SUCH AS MORTARS AND ROCKETS; AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT CAPABLE WEAPONS, INCLUDING MAN-PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS (MANPADS). SUCH WEAPONS COULD TARGET AIRCRAFT AT LOW ALTITUDES, INCLUDING DURING THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE PHASES OF FLIGHT, AND/OR AIRPORTS AND AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A MUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1 202-267-3333 OR +1 202-267-3203. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 26 FEBRUARY 2018. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/ F) SFC G) FL259 END PART 2 OF 2
Reference: AIP ENR 1.1
Issued: Dec 8th, 2016, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Risk to aircraft overflying Kenya at less than 25,000 feet.
Potential risk to aviation overflying Kenyan airspace and territory FIRs at less than 25,000 ft above ground level (agl) from dedicated antiaircraft weaponry. Operators are advised to take this potential risk into account in their risk assessments and routing decisions.