|A child injured at the St. Polycarp ACK church explosion being taken to hospital. (Photo:Tabitha Otwori/Standard)|
SEE ALSO :Bishop seeks Court of Appeal aid on rowAccording to the Kenya Red Cross, six children in critical condition have been transferred from Radian hospital to Kenyatta National Hospital. Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru arrived at the scene of explosion and condemned the act, demanding those behind it to be arrested. Questioning why churches are being attacked, Wanjiru said there is no place for religious war in Kenya. A the scene of the attack, military police have been deployed to control crowds trying to have a glimpse of the remnants of the 10.30am explosion. The attack comes barely three months after a grenade explosion left at least 17 people dead and scores injured in twin grenade and gun attacks at the Garissa Catholic Church and AIC churches in July. Still in July, police in Trans Nzoia County arrested two suspects and seized weapons, including two hand grenades with preliminarily investigations indicating that the grenades had been smuggled from a neighbouring country and were to be used to wreak havoc at a church in Umoja Estate, Nairobi.