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Delicious food at dusitD2 may have attracted terrorists — Thai Deputy PM makes insensitive remark
By Standard Reporter | Updated Jan 17, 2019 at 11:49 EAT
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When asked why the hotel had been targeted, he said: “I don’t know. Maybe because the food is delicious”

It is important to note that the Dusit attack was carried out on the same date (January 15) as the El Adde attack in Somalia

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan on Wednesday stated that terrorists might have attacked dusitD2 hotel in Nairobi due to its delicious food.

Speaking to journalists in his home country, Prawit added that it is ‘good enough’ that no Thai people lost their lives during the incident.

“It’s good enough that no Thai people died. The Foreign Affairs Ministry is dealing with this,” he said.


When asked why the hotel had been targeted, he said: “I don’t know. Maybe because the food is delicious.”

Dusit Thani, the multinational chain which owns dusitD2, sent a message of condolence to all those who lost their loved ones and assured customers that safety is their topmost priority.

“We’re deeply sorry about what happened. Our guests and employees’ safety is our top priority, and we will take care of them with our best effort,” read the statement in part.

It is important to note that the Dusit attack was carried out on the same date (January 15) as the El Adde attack in Somalia which claimed the lives of more than 100 soldiers in 2016.

Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility of Tuesday’s attack which left 21 dead as of Wednesday.

The government strongly condemned the cowardly act and ensured to fight terrorism to the very end.

President Uhuru Kenyatta lauded security forces and Kenyans at large for smooth coordination that led to the neutralization of the attack.


The hotel has since been shut down indefinitely with guests and reservations being relocated to other facilities.

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