Monday, December 20, 2010

Two dead, 41 injured in Nairobi bus blast. Police promise quick action as drama visits Riverwood

Hezron Njoroge | Nation One of the survivors. Police were on high alert in the city on Monday night after an explosive device went off near a Kampala-bound bus as passengers boarded it on River Road area of Nairobi. One of the survivors.
Hezron Njoroge | Nation One of the survivors. Police were on high alert in the city on Monday night after an explosive device went off near a Kampala-bound bus as passengers boarded it on River Road area of Nairobi. One of the survivors

arrying the box with the explosive device.

NAIROBI - Two people were killed on Monday when a bag exploded as it was about to be loaded onto a Kampala-bound bus in the Kenyan capital, an incident police said bore the hallmarks of a terrorist strike.
Ugandan security agencies said earlier on Monday they were on high alert for a possible attack after their intelligence reports indicated al-Qaeda-linked groups could be planning to hit Uganda during the festive season.
Police said one of those dead was likely to have been one of a group of men who intended to load the bag, apparently containing an explosive device, onto the bus.
The second victim died in hospital where 26 people wounded by the blast were being treated, police said, but could not confirm local media reports that the death toll had risen to three, or that some suspects were shot dead by police officers.
The blast comes weeks after unidentified men killed three Kenyan policeman in two separate grenade and gun attacks in Nairobi on December 3.
Police said they were likely terrorist attacks and asked for help from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the perpetrators.
Police said another of the suspects behind Monday's blast at the bus station in downtown Nairobi was arrested nearby with two suitcases, which police had taken away for checks.
"We have anti-terrorist police investigating this crime, and we are not ruling out anything," police spokesman Eric Kiraithe told Reuters.
"It was not a very large explosion, but there were many injured because it was an area where there were many travellers," Kiraithe said.
Kiraithe said six men approached the bus, with some of the them carrying the bag, and a tussle ensued after they resisted attempts to have their luggage searched.
At this point, the men ran from the bus, and one of them dropped the bag which then exploded.
One of the windows on the bright red Kampala Coach bus was shattered by the explosion. There were blood stains on the road and bags strewn around the scene.
KAMPALA BOMBINGS
Kampala suffered twin suicide bombings on July 11 as football fans watched the finals of the world cup tournament on television. A total of 79 people were killed in that attack, for which a Somali rebel group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.
Uganda police said they were on high alert after earlier warnings of a possible threat in their country.
"We already had prior information that al Qaeda allied groups such as ADF and al Shabaab were planning to launch attacks during this festive season, and we shared this intelligence with out counterparts in neighbouring countries," Uganda police spokesman Vincente Ssekate told Reuters.
"Our security and intelligence systems are tracking these plans, and we've also told the public to be on high alert."
The ADF is a rebel group trying to set up an Islamic state in Uganda.
Twice hit by al Qaeda-linked attacks, Kenya has long cast a wary eye at its lawless neighbour Somalia, where al Shabaab militants have been waging a three-year insurgency against the Western-backed Somali go

vernment and want to impose a harsh version of sharia .
TOM MARUKO | NATION Two passengers died and 26 others were injured on Monday night in Nairobi when an explosion occurred next to this Kampala-bound bus they were about to board.
TOM MARUKO | NATION Two passengers died and 26 others were injured on Monday night in Nairobi when an explosion occurred next to this Kampala-bound bus they were about to board. 

Police promise quick action as drama visits Riverwood

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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

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Sultan Kenadid
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President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
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May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
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Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
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