World
Pangani: Another terror attack in Kenya
Publish Date: Apr 23, 2014
Pangani: Another terror attack in Kenya
Police officers process the scene of a car bomb explosion on April 23, 2014 at the entrance to the Pangani police station near Nairobis Somali district of Eastleigh. AFP PHOTO
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Raymond Mujuni and agencies

Kenya Police have yet again been stunned by a bomb blast at a Police Station in Pangani, that killed two officers Wednesday evening in Nairobi.
 
The Police chief David Kimaiyo immediately said they will not be cowed, and will pursue the perpetrators. " I assure Kenyans that war against terrorism is still on and  we're not relenting. We can't be cowed by such heinous acts  and I fully declare war," he said in a tweet.
 
According to official communication off the Kenya Interior Ministry twitter handle, police officers intercepted a car they suspected of concealing explosives. They then ordered the car occupants to drive the car to Pangani Police Station for questioning and also boarded the same car.
 
The car exploded 15 minutes later on arrival at the police station in Pangani Killing the two cops instantly and the other two civilian occupants.
 
The crime scene at Pangani. PHOTO BY AFP
 
Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku rushed to the scene to establish what had happened and 5 minutes after the first blast, the second blast went off.
 
The official interior ministry communication has said the second blast was a detonation of the many explosives that were found in the car by the Police.
 
The blast comes on the heels of another recent bomb blast in Eastleigh where seven people lost their lives and 25 others were injured. The Kenyan security has intensified operations against Somali immigrants in Kenya who have no valid immigration documents.
 
Al-Shabab, the regional terror outfit have consistently warned of terror strikes on countries contributing troops to the African Union Mission In Somalia and other independent forces fighting in Somalia. They have however not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
 
"I mourn the loss of the the two gallant officers who've died in their line of duty as they were defending and protecting our beloved country," tweeted police chief Kimaiyo.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Burkina gov
Burkina Faso's interim leaders were expected to unveil a new government lineup on Sunday, with the country anxious to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando....
Boko Haram gunmen kill 48 fish vendors
Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria''s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad....
3000 evacuated after WWII bomb found in France
The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city's town hall during the building of a new metro line....
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, with Chinese state media reporting one fatality....
Nigeria''s main opposition party warns against a plan to arrest parliamentary speaker Aminu Tambuwal, who quit the ruling party last month....
Moscow accuses West of seeking Russia
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the West of seeking to force a regime change in Russia through sanctions over the Ukraine conflict....
Should workers be subjected to a 4% Health Insurance Tax??
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter