Kenya commemorates 20 years since August 7 1998 us embassy bombing

Kenya commemorates 20 years since August 7 1998 us embassy bombing

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH AUG 2018-Kenya is  today (Tuesday  7.8.2018) marking 20 years since the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi where more than 200 people were killed in the Al Qaeda-linked attack.

Security remains tight in Nairobi  central business district as  memorial service is  held at the site next to Co-operative House, which hosted the US Embassy at the time when terrorists struck in a simultaneous attack that also targeted the American embassy in Dar es Salam in neighboring Tanzania.

Until the time of going to the press various  dignitaries from the government and US embassy, including ambassador Robert Godec as well as survivors hafd arrived to  attend  the memorial service .

More than 5000 were injured in the attack.

 

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