Deputy President William Ruto has affirmed that the government will foot all the Hospital bills of the survivors (Dusit victims) after the Riverside attack that happened on Tuesday.
Government to pay Hospital bills for all Dusit victims - DP Ruto
Quick recovery to all the victims
Speaking after visiting the victims in different Hospitals around Nairobi, Ruto expressed his deepest condolences to the families that lost their loved ones in the attack, wishing quick recovery to those injured.
He also commended the police and emergency services for their swift action that saw them save many lives.
“Deep condolences to families that lost their loved ones in the cowardly, dastardly attack at the 14 Riverside Complex. Quick recovery to the injured. We commend the swift action of police and emergency services that saved many lives. Their bravery and selflessness was exemplary. Visiting with the injured who are admitted to various hospitals, Nairobi County” reads a tweet from DP Ruto.
Death toll hits 21
On Wednesday, the government through the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet announced that the death toll from the heinous attack at Dusit hotel complex had risen to 21 people.
The IG of police said six more bodies were found at the crime scene. Boinnet stated that one police officer was also among the people who lost their lives in the attack after succumbing to injuries while undergoing treatment.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations
The 21 people included 16 Kenyans, one Briton, one American national and three persons of African descent who are yet to be identified.
Notably, 28 people were wounded during the attack and were admitted at various hospitals in Nairobi.
During the presser, IG Boinnet confirmed that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations had arrested two suspects who are key in the ongoing probe.
DCI Kinoti said the suspects were arrested in Eastleigh and Ruaka estates where one of the attackers lived.
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