Were the Riverside attackers on a revenge mission?

An eye witness  who works at the dusitD2 hotel located at the 14 Riverside Drive has recounted to the press how the attackers first came to the hotel as customers.

The witness who was part of the people who were rescued by multi-agency security team effort on Tuesday night says that he remembers one of the attackers because he had a huge scar on his arm.

The attackers who spared him asked why Kenyan forces were killing ‘their brothers’ in Somalia before opening fire.

“Why are you killing our brothers and sisters in Somalia? They no longer attend Madrassa,” one of the attackers reportedly asked.

So far, over 50 people have been rescued overnight from the area which houses hostels, offices and a smattering of hotels.

About 30 people were rescued at the 3am while another 30 were rescued at different times of the night.

This brings the number of those rescued to 174 according to a police source who spoke to the Nation Newspaper.

A communique from the Interior Ministry as of the night of Tuesday, January 15 said that police were mopping the crime scene and the situation was under control,

Early on the morning of Wednesday, January 16, heavy gunfire was reported at the Grosvenor Hotel in the Dusit office complex where police were engaging the attackers.


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