11 Updates
Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall

Sep 21 2013, 10:40am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Nairobi, Sep 21 — At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Shoppers were still...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall

Sep 21 2013, 10:40am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Nairobi, Sep 21 — At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Shoppers were still being held hostage on the third floor of the building while police have taken control of the first and second floors, Xinhua reported citing witnesses.

Authorities were yet to confirm the actual number of casualties.

The standoff was still continuing hours after the shootout between police officers and a group of armed men at the Westgate shopping mall which is visited mostly by foreigners and the rich in this East African country.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo, in an initial report said five people were wounded in the exchange of fire. He called for calm and assured of the capability of dealing with the situation.

Kimaiyo said the shopping mall had been cordoned off by the police and announced that he "will issue a comprehensive statement later".

"We urge the public to remain calm, stop any form of speculation, especially online and let us resolve this quickly," Kimaiyo said.

"Gunshots still can be heard from inside the mall. The police have taken charge of the ground floor. The public should stay away from Westgate and its environs and we ask the media to refrain from any unnecessary comments," Kimaiyo added.

Mutea Iringo, principal secretary in Kenya's interior ministry, confirmed that the hooded men were indeed armed criminals but have not established their identities.

Iringo said the government has dispatched air surveillance.

The East African country has been grappling with insecurity since October 2011 when the Kenya Defence Forces launched a cross-border incursion into southern Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants who had kidnapped several foreigners on the Kenyan side along the border, posing a serious threat to the country's pillar industry of tourism.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 day ago

Ebola and the Fear That Makes Us Stupid

Oct 25 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Who says that ordinary Americans can't make a difference? Last week, a few hundred frightened, insular people in Oklahoma City got millions of Africans scratching their heads on just how stupid Americans can be. The story may have been tucked into page 10 of your newspaper or newsfeed but I saw it all over the front pages in Nairobi: As the opportunity of a lifetime, 24 kids from an orphanage choir in Kenya had come to the U.S, to give ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

6 days ago

US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger

Oct 21 2014 6:14am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Death Of Northern White Rhino Leaves Only Six Left In Existence

Oct 19 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Northern White Rhino cows Najin & Fatu at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. CREDIT: Courtesy of African Wildlife Defence Force A 34-year-old male northern white rhino has died in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya, leaving on six northern white rhinos left in the world. Suni, one of four northern white rhinos living in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, was the first-ever northern white rhino to be born in captivity. He arrived at the con ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

Howard Dean: Obama Intel Criticism Comparable to Birtherism

Oct 2 2014 12:11am CDT | Source: Big Government

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D) argued that criticizing President Obama for a report that he missed the majority of his intelligence briefings was tantamount to saying the president was born in Kenya and has “no credibility whatsoever” on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. “This rises to the level of ‘Obama was born in Kenya and he’s Muslim.’ I mean, this is just right-wing blather with lots of money behind it.  I saw Crossroads did this, this ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
7

4 weeks ago

Kenyan Kimetto smashes marathon record in Berlin

Sep 28 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BERLIN (Reuters) - Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a ti ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
5

5 weeks ago

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

Sep 21 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans marked one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people and lea ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

Sep 20 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief is asking residents to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Scotland, Let's Chart a New Course for Generations to Come

Sep 17 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

I remember the last time I felt like this. I was 15, and although I couldn't vote in the first Scottish Parliament election, I was excited. For the first time politics mattered that little bit more to all of us. We had 'mock elections' at school and learned all about democracy and devolution. It was probably why I spent the last decade campaigning for 'votes at 16.' I didn't understand why we could marry, pay tax, leave school and join t ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Kenya appoints new intelligence chief amid rising Shabaab threat

Sep 11 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Thursday swore in a new intelligence chief who it hopes will tackle the rising threat from al Shabaab militants.. ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

Human Rights Watch Reports African Union Troops Raped Refugees In Somalia

Sep 8 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African Union troops in Somalia sexually exploited or raped women and girls who are internal refugees, a new report by an international human rights group alleged Monday. Human Rights Watch said it interviewed 21 women and girls since 2013 who described being sexually abused or sexually exploited by Burundian or Ugandan military personnel in two bases in Mogadishu. Ten separate incidents of sexual abuse, including ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

EU leaders welcome Ukraine parliamentary polls
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday welcomed Ukraine's parliamentary elections, and said they expected the early formation of a new government.
 
 
Obama congratulates Ukrainians for 'successful' elections
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding "successful" parliamentary elections, the White House said Monday.
 
 
Belgian terror trial resumes
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) Belgium's biggest terrorism trial Monday resumed with the prosecution pushing for maximum sentences for the 47 men accused of plotting to overthrow Western democracies through terrorist acts.
 
 
33 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 33 militants were killed in two separate air strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan Monday, the military said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Reinartz out for three months with eye injury
Berlin, Oct 27 (IANS) Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen will be without their defensive mid-fielder Stefan Reinartz for three months as he fractured his eye socket. The 25-year-old German, who has earned three...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Pakistan PM urged to probe London rally incident
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to probe a Kashmir rally incident in London, where Bilawal Bhutto was forced off the stage, media reported...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Google employee held for 'cyberstalking'
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old Google employee has been arrested for allegedly cyberstalking a former classmate, a medai report said. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, Nicholas Rotundo, an internal...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indians in Washington celebrate Diwali
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The Indian community in Washington celebrated Diwali with the Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar noting how the festival has become part of Indian American community's presence and profile in the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Paul Allen Donates At Least $100M to Fight Ebola Virus
Paul Allen has just made himself a certified crusader against the deadly Ebola virus.Allen, the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner, pledged to donate "at least $100 million" to Tackle Ebola. He wrote a...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Spanish La Liga standings
Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Sunday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Barcelona 9...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China stocks open lower
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening at 2,293.57 points, down 8.71 points or 0.38 percent. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 7,881.01, down...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Italian Serie A results
Rome, Oct 27 (IANS) Following are the collated results of Italy's Serie A matches Sunday, according to Xinhua. Chievo lost to Genoa 1-2 Juventus bt Palermo 2-0 Udinese bt Atalanta 2-0 Cesena lost to Inter Milan 0-1...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China mulls scrapping death penalty for 9 crimes
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers are considering to remove the death penalty for nine crimes, including smuggling weapons and nuclear materials. The draft amendment to the Criminal Law was submitted Monday to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
 
Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall - Politics Balla
 
11 Updates
Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall

Sep 21 2013, 10:40am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Nairobi, Sep 21 — At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Shoppers were still...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Gunmen kill 20 in Kenya mall

Sep 21 2013, 10:40am CDT | by IANS

Nairobi, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Nairobi, Sep 21 — At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

Shoppers were still being held hostage on the third floor of the building while police have taken control of the first and second floors, Xinhua reported citing witnesses.

Authorities were yet to confirm the actual number of casualties.

The standoff was still continuing hours after the shootout between police officers and a group of armed men at the Westgate shopping mall which is visited mostly by foreigners and the rich in this East African country.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo, in an initial report said five people were wounded in the exchange of fire. He called for calm and assured of the capability of dealing with the situation.

Kimaiyo said the shopping mall had been cordoned off by the police and announced that he "will issue a comprehensive statement later".

"We urge the public to remain calm, stop any form of speculation, especially online and let us resolve this quickly," Kimaiyo said.

"Gunshots still can be heard from inside the mall. The police have taken charge of the ground floor. The public should stay away from Westgate and its environs and we ask the media to refrain from any unnecessary comments," Kimaiyo added.

Mutea Iringo, principal secretary in Kenya's interior ministry, confirmed that the hooded men were indeed armed criminals but have not established their identities.

Iringo said the government has dispatched air surveillance.

The East African country has been grappling with insecurity since October 2011 when the Kenya Defence Forces launched a cross-border incursion into southern Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants who had kidnapped several foreigners on the Kenyan side along the border, posing a serious threat to the country's pillar industry of tourism.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 day ago

Ebola and the Fear That Makes Us Stupid

Oct 25 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Who says that ordinary Americans can't make a difference? Last week, a few hundred frightened, insular people in Oklahoma City got millions of Africans scratching their heads on just how stupid Americans can be. The story may have been tucked into page 10 of your newspaper or newsfeed but I saw it all over the front pages in Nairobi: As the opportunity of a lifetime, 24 kids from an orphanage choir in Kenya had come to the U.S, to give ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

6 days ago

US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger

Oct 21 2014 6:14am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Death Of Northern White Rhino Leaves Only Six Left In Existence

Oct 19 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Northern White Rhino cows Najin & Fatu at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. CREDIT: Courtesy of African Wildlife Defence Force A 34-year-old male northern white rhino has died in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya, leaving on six northern white rhinos left in the world. Suni, one of four northern white rhinos living in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, was the first-ever northern white rhino to be born in captivity. He arrived at the con ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

Howard Dean: Obama Intel Criticism Comparable to Birtherism

Oct 2 2014 12:11am CDT | Source: Big Government

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D) argued that criticizing President Obama for a report that he missed the majority of his intelligence briefings was tantamount to saying the president was born in Kenya and has “no credibility whatsoever” on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. “This rises to the level of ‘Obama was born in Kenya and he’s Muslim.’ I mean, this is just right-wing blather with lots of money behind it.  I saw Crossroads did this, this ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
7

4 weeks ago

Kenyan Kimetto smashes marathon record in Berlin

Sep 28 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BERLIN (Reuters) - Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a ti ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
5

5 weeks ago

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

Sep 21 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans marked one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people and lea ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

Sep 20 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief is asking residents to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Scotland, Let's Chart a New Course for Generations to Come

Sep 17 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

I remember the last time I felt like this. I was 15, and although I couldn't vote in the first Scottish Parliament election, I was excited. For the first time politics mattered that little bit more to all of us. We had 'mock elections' at school and learned all about democracy and devolution. It was probably why I spent the last decade campaigning for 'votes at 16.' I didn't understand why we could marry, pay tax, leave school and join t ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Kenya appoints new intelligence chief amid rising Shabaab threat

Sep 11 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: Townhall's

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Thursday swore in a new intelligence chief who it hopes will tackle the rising threat from al Shabaab militants.. ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

Human Rights Watch Reports African Union Troops Raped Refugees In Somalia

Sep 8 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African Union troops in Somalia sexually exploited or raped women and girls who are internal refugees, a new report by an international human rights group alleged Monday. Human Rights Watch said it interviewed 21 women and girls since 2013 who described being sexually abused or sexually exploited by Burundian or Ugandan military personnel in two bases in Mogadishu. Ten separate incidents of sexual abuse, including ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

EU leaders welcome Ukraine parliamentary polls
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday welcomed Ukraine's parliamentary elections, and said they expected the early formation of a new government.
 
 
Obama congratulates Ukrainians for 'successful' elections
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding "successful" parliamentary elections, the White House said Monday.
 
 
Belgian terror trial resumes
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) Belgium's biggest terrorism trial Monday resumed with the prosecution pushing for maximum sentences for the 47 men accused of plotting to overthrow Western democracies through terrorist acts.
 
 
33 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 33 militants were killed in two separate air strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan Monday, the military said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Reinartz out for three months with eye injury
Berlin, Oct 27 (IANS) Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen will be without their defensive mid-fielder Stefan Reinartz for three months as he fractured his eye socket. The 25-year-old German, who has earned three...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Pakistan PM urged to probe London rally incident
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to probe a Kashmir rally incident in London, where Bilawal Bhutto was forced off the stage, media reported...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Google employee held for 'cyberstalking'
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old Google employee has been arrested for allegedly cyberstalking a former classmate, a medai report said. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, Nicholas Rotundo, an internal...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indians in Washington celebrate Diwali
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The Indian community in Washington celebrated Diwali with the Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar noting how the festival has become part of Indian American community's presence and profile in the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Paul Allen Donates At Least $100M to Fight Ebola Virus
Paul Allen has just made himself a certified crusader against the deadly Ebola virus.Allen, the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner, pledged to donate "at least $100 million" to Tackle Ebola. He wrote a...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Spanish La Liga standings
Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Sunday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Barcelona 9...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China stocks open lower
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening at 2,293.57 points, down 8.71 points or 0.38 percent. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 7,881.01, down...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Italian Serie A results
Rome, Oct 27 (IANS) Following are the collated results of Italy's Serie A matches Sunday, according to Xinhua. Chievo lost to Genoa 1-2 Juventus bt Palermo 2-0 Udinese bt Atalanta 2-0 Cesena lost to Inter Milan 0-1...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China mulls scrapping death penalty for 9 crimes
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers are considering to remove the death penalty for nine crimes, including smuggling weapons and nuclear materials. The draft amendment to the Criminal Law was submitted Monday to...
Read more on Politics Balla