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 A0003/18
Issued: Feb 26th, 2018, valid until: Feb 26th, 2019
Plain English: Exercise caution below FL260 in the airspace east of 40 degrees East longitude (the border region with Somalia) due to extremist and militant activity. Wording clarifies specific weapons of concern, and phases of flight. Airports were targeted in 2014.
A0003/18 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 EAST OF 40 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE AT ALTITUDES BELOW FL260 DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF 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 AND COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE FAA REGULATIONS, LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION, MANAGEMENT SPECIFICATIONS, AND OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS, INCLUDING UPDATING B450. C. OPERATIONS. EXERCISE CAUTION DURING FLIGHT OPERATIONS DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF ATTACKS BY EXTREMISTS/MILITANTS ON U.S. CIVILAVIATION. AIRCRAFT MAY ENCOUNTER VARIOUS WEAPONS, INCLUDING SMALL ARMS; INDIRECT FIRE WEAPONS, SUCH AS MORTARS AND ROCKETS; AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT-CAPABLE WEAPONS, INCLUDING MAN-PORTABLE AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS (MANPADS). ANTI-AIRCRAFT-CAPABLE WEAPONS COULD TARGET AIRCRAFT AT LOW ALTITUDES, INCLUDING DURING THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE PHASES OF FLIGHT, AND OTHER WEAPONS COULD TARGET AIRPORTS AND AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND. THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH AMUST REPORT SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY INCIDENTS TO THE FAA AT +1202-267-3333 OR +1 202-267-3203. THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS ADVISORY WILL BE RE-EVALUATED BY 26 FEB 2019. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/PUBLICATIONS/US_RESTRICTIONS/. SFC - FL259 26 FEB 12:00 2018 UNTIL 26 FEB 23:59 2019 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 26FEB 11:48 2018
Reference: AIP ENR 1.1
Issued: Sep 14, 2017, valid until: Ongoing
Plain English: Risk to aircraft overflying Kenya at less than 25,000 feet.
Hazardous Situation in Kenya 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 information into account in their own risk assessments and routing decisions. Contact UK Department for Transport +44 (0)207-944 4426 or +44 (0)207-944 5999 out of hours.