Monday, June 17, 2019

Kenyans Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of US Embassy Bombings In East Africa

On the 7th Of August 1998 two simultaneous bomb attacks on the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es salaam, Tanzania left over 200 dead and hundreds injured. We remember those who lost their lives and share compassion in the long walk to recovery with those who were injured!

In Nairobi, thousands of people gathered at the former site of the US Embassy in Nairobi (known locally as “Bomb Blast.” The event was led by Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga and US Ambassador Michael Ranneberger.

The Nation in Nairobi carries a serious of articles and background to the events leading the bombings. Kenyans Mark Ten Years Since the August 7th Bomb Blast.
The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) leads with an article by Emmanuel Kola – Kenyans Commemorate 1998 Bomb Blast.

The article covers the memorial service in Nairobi. There is an interesting comment by the Islamic Council of Muslims, Malindi Branch Chairperson Salim Omar Dima calling for the arrest and investigation of Kenya immigration officials who provided the suspected Nairobi bomb mastermind Fazul Abdullah with a Kenya passport. Fazul Abdullah is originally from the Comoro Islands off the coast off Mozambique.

Fazul Abdullah narrowly escaped capture recently in Malindi on the Kenya coast. The Kenya Police are also looking for a Malindi businessman Bajnaf Mselem Swaleh.

A list and background details of those involved in the US East African Embassy bombings can be found on the US FBI website under the section most – Most Wanted Terrorists.


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