Khalwale says daughter among those trapped in Riverside terror attack


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Bonny Khalwale

In Summary

  • Taking to Twitter, the vocal politician wrote: "Am on the scene of the terrorist attack in Chiromo. My daughter is trapped in the building under attack!"
  • Mr. Khalwale's followers took to his comment section to express their sympathies and prayers for his daughter's safe rescue from the scene of crime.Addressing a press briefing at 6pm on Tuesday following the attack, IG Police Joseph Boinnet said the gunmen were still holed at the dusitD2 complex.

Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale’s daughter is reportedly trapped inside the building occupied by terrorists on 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi.

Taking to Twitter, the vocal politician wrote: “Am on the scene of the terrorist attack in Chiromo. My daughter is trapped in the building under attack!”

Mr. Khalwale’s followers took to his comment section to express their sympathies and prayers for his daughter’s safe rescue from the scene of crime.

Addressing a press briefing at 6pm on Tuesday following the attack, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said the gunmen were still holed at the dusitD2 complex, adding that a multi-agency security operation was underway to flush out the criminals.

Boinnet further pointed out that the number of casualties was still unknown even as he confirmed that many people had been evacuated from the area with some having sustained injuries.

One woman injured in the attack was, however, later confirmed dead at a hospital in Nairobi even as police are still at the scene.

The Kenya Red Cross has, meanwhile, issued two official tracing hotline numbers for families searching for theuir loved ones: 0715 820219 and 1199.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has also released a number belonging to Musa Yego, the Head of Flying Squad – 0722839978 – as the alternative to sharing the information.

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