Today marks the one-year memorial of the Dusit D2 terrorist attack; a 19-hour siege that left 21 dead in Nairobi.
In remembrance of this day, Kenyans have expressed grief over the loss of their loved ones and others have reached out with messages of consolation.
This is one of the attacks that hit the nation hard. Some of the victims and the affected are bigwigs in the entertainment industry and other prominent leaders.
One of the personalities who lost his life on this day is a popular sports journalist, Odu Cobra.
Bro @Oducobra A time like this last year you were throwing banter and enjoying an afternoon, then the bullet of a terrorist struck. Rest easy top midfielder. So long but so soon. In our hearts forever!
— Tim 🇰🇪🇪🇬 (@olobulu) January 15, 2020
Khalwale’s daughter and Mudavadi’s son were also present at Dusit during the horror attack but are among the lucky survivors.
Here are other celebrities who survived the attack
The ‘hallelujah’ hitmaker took to Instagram after the unfolding of the events to narrate how he managed to escape the scene.
According to the artist, he had attended a meeting at Dusit when he heard the explosion followed by gunshots.
After cheating death, Willy Paul says that he was convinced that this experience was God’s way of proving his love to him.
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Today, I've seen how much God loves me!! He's given me another chance to live. I hope everyone survived the attack at dusit.. I've never come across such a thing in my life!!! People have been injured and some have lost their lives!! The police should dig deep into this issue because the kind of weapons that we're used afew minutes back are not usual!! Someone somewhere is supplying this people with this weapons.. While in my meeting the fast thing I had was a blast from a very powerful explosive, the second thing that followed were gun shots. I can't believe I'm here typing, I just survived this horrific incident.. Thank you Lord. I will never get tired of thanking you and serving under you !!!
Gospel sensation Mercy Masika narrated how Jalango’s car saved her from the terrorist attack.
Mercy was expected to be at Dusit Complex by 3:30 for a salon appointment but she delayed because Jalango had blocked her car.
The attack at Dusit complex was reported at around 3:15pm on that day and the singer was lucky to have been late for her appointment.
According to some tabloids, the comedian missed a bullet on this day.
“I was to be the third person to be shot, I don’t know how I escaped the bullet. It is just God. I just started hearing gunshots, and then started seeing people running away raising their hands up and some were entering the bank to hide for their lives.” said Eric.
Other reports, however, claim that the funny man denied being in the city during the attack.