The national police service has moved to warn people about the deadly Terror attack at the luxurious Dusit D2 Hotel. Through their Twitter handle, the service has asked citizens to use its official channels for official communications.
“Please utilise this channel for all official information and refrain from re-tweeting unconfirmed news.”
The National Police specialised units are on site at 14 Riverside Drive to engage the attackers. Please utilise this channel for all official information and refrain from re-tweeting unconfirmed news.
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 15, 2019
The attack started at around 3 PM on Tuesday afternoon, when gunmen forced their way into the hotel. They bombed cars at the Parking Lot and started shooting haphazardly.
Dreaded Al Shabab Militia have already claimed that they are responsible for the attack which has left so many people injured. The attack comes at the exact day when Kenyans are marking three years since the infamous El Adde Attack in Somalia. Most KDF soldiers lost their lives on that fateful day.
The attack immediately reminds many Kenyans of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi in 2013, when al-Shabab extremists burst into the luxury shopping center, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead.