Terrorist attack in Westlands Nairobi
- Terrorist attack on Tuesday 15 January around 15h00
- Westlands, DusitD2 Complex 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi
- 21 Dead (I6 Kenyans, 1 Breton 1 American and 3 undetermined)
- 6 attackers killed
- Several arrests who may have facilitated the attack
A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, witness said.
A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard some five kilometres away.
Simon Crump, who works at one of the offices, said workers had barricaded themselves inside their offices after “several” explosions.
“We have no idea what is happening. Gunshots are coming from multiple directions,” he said, adding that the people were terrified.
Police sirens echoed through the city and a helicopter buzzed overhead.