Survivors of the Aug. 7, 1998, U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi will gather today at the former blast site for a 10th anniversary memorial to honor the 218 people killed and 5,000 injured. Twelve Americans were among the dead.
But amid the sorrow and prayers, victims also plan to voice their anger — not just at the terrorists but at the U.S. and Kenyan governments, which they accuse of abandoning them.
While many of the Sept. 11, 2001, victims in the U.S. have received between $1 million to $2 million in payouts, Kenyan victims of the 1998 attack, and a simultaneous strike against the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, complain their compensation, which ranged between $400 to $9,000, was sorely inadequate. more. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008097131_bombs07.html