Riverside terror attack: Over 50 people rescued overnight


An armed officer tells survivors to stay back and duck down as he tries to ...
An armed officer leads survivors to safety at the 14 Riverside complex in Nairobi.

Over 50 people are said to have been rescued from different buildings in the Dusit hotel complex at the 14 Riverside area in Nairobi even as security forces battle the four terrorists 10 hours after the siege started.

The terrorists, who started the onslaught on Tuesday, 3pm, are said to be holed up at the complex gym and there are reports of gunshots being heard coming from one of the buildings.

About 30 people were rescued at the 3am while another 30 were rescued at different times of the night.

The survivors, still shaken but grateful to have made it out spoke of a meticulous and professional rescue operation carried out by a multi-agency security team.

Police spokesperson Charles Owino told Citizen TV on phone that the area is still a crime scene while telling the public, especially politicians to stay away.

“Riverside Drive is still a crime scene and we are requesting people to keep off. We will give directions in the next one hour on how people will get information in regard to tracing their loved ones,” he told Waihiga Mwaura.

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