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Al-Shabab attacks threaten Kenyan tourism

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Several countries, including France, have advised their nationals not to visit Kenya where the tourism sector is worth 540 million euros annually.
Several countries, including France, have advised their nationals not to visit Kenya where the tourism sector is worth 540 million euros annually. (Photo : AFP)

Kenya has been greatly affected by the threat of terror attacks from al-Shabab militants that are believed to be coming from neighboring Somalia. The attacks have seen many Kenyans losing their lives and have affected the country’s economy, which depends a lot on tourism and other foreign investments.Economists say 90 percent of the tourism sector in northern coastal areas of Kenya, where al-Shabab militants attacked twice earlier this January, has been affected.Correspondent Joseph Jira reports from Mombasa.

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