Useful Information

Out and about in Kenya

Personal travel within Kenya is conducted at your own risk.

You must read the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice before travelling.

Nanyuki after dark

Due to limited street lighting and inadequate roads there is a greatly increased risk to pedestrians of involvement in collisions with vehicles; there is also a countrywide high-risk of becoming a victim of crime.

Do not walk around Nanyuki on foot after dark and ensure you only use recognised taxi drivers.

Members of BATUK are forbidden from using matatus or boba bodas (local minibus or motorbike taxis), and must not travel in taxis alone.

Nanyuki street children

Laikipia County Government are trying to reduce the number of street children begging in Nanyuki and ensure that they attend school and where appropriate are cared for in orphanages; however this difficult as the rewards for begging are significant, particularly in affluent areas like Nanyuki.

Some parents reportedly use their children to supplement their income by begging rather than attend school and many children choose to miss school in order to raise money for themselves, their families or to feed a drug habit.

BATUK families and personnel are a significant part of this problem as the community is seen as a ‘soft touch’, generous and nave when it comes to understanding the value of money in Kenya.

Therefore, you should refrain from giving money, food, drinks or gifts to street children. 

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