Travel Tip: Transit Visa for Kenya

I recently received a reader question on my about obtaining a cheaper visa for short stays in Kenya:

Question: Hi Henrik, I have a stopover in Nairobi for 36 hours, is there a cheaper option to the 50 dollar-visa?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to get a transit visa if you visit Kenya for less than 3 days and are travelling to a country different from the one you came.The is only 20 dollars/15 euros/10 pounds. I have entered Kenya on both tourist visa and transit visa, and I always bring pounds. 10 pounds are 17 dollars. It’s a small saving, but everything counts.