Letter: Robbed in Kenya

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The Independent Online
I WAS horrified to read of the killing of Roy Chivers whilst he was on holiday in Kenya (report, 17 February). My partner and myself have just returned from a holiday in Kenya where we, too, were victims of a very frightening robbery. Three men wielding machetes robbed us of money and valuables. Our tour operator's representative did not give a warning to the other tourists. Are the tour operators frightened to cause unnecessary concern over another "isolated incident"?

Having spent some time in Kenya in 1995, I was shocked at the severe decline that the country has taken in two years. Local people I spoke to gave graphic accounts of the crime epidemic that is slowly eroding their tourist industry. How long will it be before Kenya, like Egypt, is understood to be an unsafe and chancy holiday destination?


Port Talbot, West Glamorgan