Kenyan Special Forces take charge as Riverside attack unfolds
KTN News Jan 15,2019
Nairobi, Kenya: Heavy gunfire and explosion has been reported at 14 Riverside Drive off Chiromo Road in Westlands, Nairobi.
Four cars have been destroyed in the chaos.
Police spokesperson Charles Owino says the area has been cordoned off.
A contingent of security officers has been deployed to man the area around Dusit hotel.
Ambulances, security forces and firefighters are at the scene as Recce Squad officers evacuate civilians from the buildings.
Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti is currently at the scene as rescue teams including Red Cross attend to the injured.
Reports reaching the Standard Digital desk say that more people are being rescued.
The attackers are yet to be identified. Staff at the premises say they heard explosions at around 3.30PM Tuesday evening.
KDF soldiers manning the situation at 14 Riverside Drive in Westlands, Nairobi.
So far one body has been recovered from one of the buildings. The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals. Avenue Hospital Parklands have made an urgent blood appeal.
The military has also joined police at Dusit Hotel complex in search for attackers.