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“dangerous place” 1 of 5 stars
Review of River Road

River Road
River road, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #12 of 20 Shopping in Nairobi
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nairobi
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“dangerous place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was attacked in mis afternoon by 3 goons. in the middle of a crowd that did nothing to help.
After the attack I asked a guy that was looking like an insider to bring back my papers and to let them go with the money.
15 minutes later I got back my ID and other papers, and of course not the money.
Totally organised crime.

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Visit it with caution”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is the down town of Nairobi and needs die hard to visit. If you are a visitor in Nairobi walk with caution or take a friend with you. Its very crowded as well.

Visited March 2012
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Nairobi
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7 attraction reviews
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“Watch Your Purse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

River Road is in downtown of Nairobi and is always crowded owing to the fact that the bus terminus and most public vehicles terminus are nearby. It also caters for most small and medium business. You will not also miss out on a few idlers and hence, pick pockets, so watch your purse or wallet. However, if you want the best bargains in clothing, beauty products, household items, electronics, school textbooks you ought to visit the shops along this road.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Affordable stuff at your own risk!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The place is like a shopping mall with everything you need at a very good price but there are muggers so shop but keep an eye out for pickpockets.

Visited January 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“DO NOT GO AT NIGHT”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

hi this is one of the most dangerous places for a non local u are likely to be mugged, beaten or kidnapped stay well clear

Visited December 2012
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