10 killed in Gikomba market blasts in Nairobi

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By NepJournal May 16, 2014 17:40

10 killed in Gikomba market blasts in Nairobi

Gikombaa blast

One of the vehicles where an IED went off

At least ten people have been killed and many other injured following two explosions at Gikomba market area in Nairobi, police have confirmed.

Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre indicated the first blast was from a 14-seater matatu, with the second blast occurring within Gikomba Market.

Kenya Red Cross said it had evacuated at least 10 people from the scene to hospitals in the city.

Both the National Disaster Operations Centre and the Kenya Red Cross gave the total number of casualties as 70.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was addressing the nation live at State House as the explosions went off, expressed sympathy with those injured in the incident as reports on the casualties started trickling in.

 

– Nation

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