The Kenyan tourism board says the town targeted by gunmen yesterday has no international tourist facilities, and that nearby resorts have been unaffected by the attacks.
In a statement, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said:
"KTB would like to extend their sincere condolences to those affected by this incident at this difficult time.
"KTB is able to confirm that Mpeketoni has no international tourist facilities and is not an area frequented by international visitors. There were no tourists in the area at the time of the incident.
"Lamu Island, one of Kenya's primary tourist resorts, is in no way affected by this attack and neither is any other part of the Kenya coast. The majority of visitors travelling to Lamu arrive by air into the local airport."
More top news
Clear, crisp & freezing cold with fresh falls of snow
A bid to hold a new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock - who was found dead in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool - has been blocked.
Scientists exploring the huge underwater labyrinth in Mexico have found remains suggesting it was once used by the Mayans.