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Six feared dead in Nairobi explosion

Posted by Administrator on March 10, 2012

An injured victim of the Country Bus Station blast is wheeled into the Casualty and Emergency section of the Kenyatta National Hospital, March 10, 2012. At least six people were feared dead after a series of blasts ripped through Landhies Road near the Country Bus Station in Nairobi Saturday. BILLY MUTAI

An injured victim of the Country Bus Station blast is wheeled into the Casualty and Emergency section of the Kenyatta National Hospital, March 10, 2012. At least six people were feared dead after a series of blasts ripped through Landhies Road near the Country Bus Station in Nairobi Saturday. BILLY MUTAI

At least six people were feared dead after a series of blasts ripped through Landhies Road near the Country Bus Station in Nairobi Saturday.

Twenty others were rushed to hospital suffering injuries following the blasts suspected to have been caused by grenades.

Nairobi provincial police boss Anthony Kibuchi, who rushed to the scene after the blasts, confirmed the deaths and said police would get to the bottom of the attacks.

Police said that the four explosives were thrown out of a moving vehicle over a stretch of about 100 metres. The vehicle is believed to have sped off towards Eastlands although witnesses were vague about the description of the vehicle since the attacks occurred after darkness had set in.

The blasts caused a scare with those who escaped unhurt scampering for cover as police and rescue services rushed to the scene to take the injured to hospital.

By 9 p.m. the Kenyatta National Hospital had received up to 20 casualties who were undergoing treatment for various injuries, Kenyatta National Hospital spokesman Simon Ithai said.

The blasts came hours after Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna cautioned Kenyans to remain vigilant as troops pursue Al-Shabaab militia inside Somalia.

At a news conference in Nairobi Saturday, Col Oguna said Al-Shabaab remnants were out to cause disharmony between the forces and the local community and urged the locals to notify security agents on suspicious people and those visiting the refugee camps.

Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino also urged Kenyans to be more vigilant, saying that though the security agents were alert, the threat was still real.

The incident is the third to rock the city centre since Kenya went into Somalia in pursuit of the Al-Shabaab militia on October 16 last year.

Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Six+feared+dead+in+Nairobi+explosion+/-/1056/1363746/-/ixgl9r/-/index.html

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3 Responses to “Six feared dead in Nairobi explosion”

  1. Taar said

    My condolences to the families who lost their loved one’s,it’s shoking and sad to hear of this. For the injured i pray for their quick recovery.
    For those who helped the victims thanku al n may God bless them.

  2. Wollen Makori said

    The Nairobi attack is the work of terrorists operating from within. The people of Kenya should fully cooperate with the government to point out who these people are that performed this cowardly act agaist innocent and defenceless citizens. Let the international community back up the anti-terrorist war with the Al Shabaab and route them from Somalia completely. Otherwise pole sana and may God of heaven and earth comfort and strenghten you.

  3. Kifagio said

    Ni wazi kwamba Wasomali waliotoka nchi iliovurugana ya Somalia, wameimiliki zaidi ya theluthi moja katika mji wa Nairobi ikiwemo mitaa ya Jericho, Eastleigh, Umoja, Jacaranda, Bahati, Buru Buru, Donholm, Muthaiga, na vitongoji.

    Kulingana na matokeo yaliotangazwa baada ya kuwahesabu wakenya hapo mwaka wa 2009, Wakenya waligutushwa ilipofahamika kwamba idadi ya Wasomali nchini ilifikia millioni 2.38. Hivi ni kusema kwamba waliwafuata Wakamba walio millioni. 3.89 kwa kuwa namba sita kwa idadi ya watu. Eti kwamba Wasomali ni wengi kuliko Wakisii (2.21) sio kitu cha mzaha.

    Hi ni kutoka na kashfa ya rushwa na milungura inayotendwa na watumishi wa umma katika chumba kilicholaaniwa cha Nyayo ambamo idara ya Uhamiaji huwapa vibali vya uananchi Wasomali, Wahindi, waarabu na Wachina. Visa hivi vilianza tangu utawala wa KANU NA KUEDELEZWA NA mawaziri katika Wizara ya Uhamiaji. Matokeo yake? Mmmmm!

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