The US Embassy has issued a security alert to its citizens residing in Kenya ahead of the August 9 polls.
The embassy has specifically issued restrictions on movement in Kisumu, signalling a possibility of violence in the area before or after the August elections.
"Election-related demonstrations and rallies regularly take place in the runup to the election and are likely to continue, at times blocking key intersections and causing traffic jams. Demonstrations may occasionally be violent, requiring police intervention," the embassy said in a statement.
"Strikes and other protest activities related to economic conditions occur regularly. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy has imposed movement restrictions on personnel in Kisumu."
The embassy also recounted the country's history of violence saying each election has witnessed chaotic incidences.
Us citizens have also been advised to monitor local media for updates, avoid crowds, demonstrations and keep a low profile.
Citizens have also been asked to be aware of their surroundings, be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs, not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches, review personal security plans have travel documents up to date and easily accessible and carry proper identification, including a copy of the bio-page of your U.S. passport with a copy of a current Kenyan visa.