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Red Cross issues crucial update to those looking for their loved ones
By Standard Reporter | Updated Jan 16, 2019 at 13:05 EAT
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Survivors running out of Dusit Complex
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“Our numbers 1199 or 0715820219,” read a post on Twitter

President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly condemned the attack that claimed 14 lives and commended all those involved in the rescue mission

The Kenya Red Cross on Wednesday morning reached out to families still looking for their loved ones following a terror attack at Dusit Complex, Nairobi.

The humanitarian organization confirmed that it had sent psychosocial teams to aid those affected and gave out helplines for the same.

“We have set up additional tracing and psychosocial teams at Chiromo mortuary. Those searching for their loved ones may either check at the Chiromo hostels along the road to Dusit D2 Hotel or Chiromo mortuary.


“Our numbers 1199 or 0715820219,” read a post on Twitter.

Further, canceling services on call are available on 1199.

The terrorist attack was first reported on Tuesday afternoon and those trapped inside the building quickly gave updates on social media.

Police and other security personnel swiftly responded to distress calls and rushed to Riverside Drive to contain the situation.

By Wednesday morning, over 700 people had been safely evacuated from the complex.

President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly condemned the attack that claimed 14 lives and commended all those involved in the rescue mission.


“Emergency crews in the hospitals and on-site have worked around the clock and we commend them. I also take note of the Kenyans who took to social media to encourage one another.

“In the coming days and weeks, we shall continue in the never-ending work of strengthening our systems. We will seek out every person that was involved in the funding, planning and execution of this heinous act,” said the President in his address.

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