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How Kenyans came together in solidarity during Dusit terror attack

We shall overcome!

Kenyan woman serves tea to the police in the wake of the Riverside terror attack (Photo courtesy)

On Tuesday, 15th January, at around 3.15 pm, Nairobi was hit by a terror attack at 14 Riverside, which hosts popular upscale hotel Dusit D2 and several offices. According to the latest police reports, all the terrorists were neutralized after a joined effort by security officials.

President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed that 14 people were killed during the attack and 700 people rescued.

“The security operation at Dusit complex is over and all the terrorists eliminated. We have confirmation that 14 innocent lives were lost through the hands of these murderous terrorists” said Kenyatta.

He added that security forces will pursue those who were involved in planning, funding and execution of the heinous act.


While the attack was going on, many Kenyans came together in solidarity to give support to the police, journalists and everyone else who was involved in the rescue mission in one way or another.

Kenyans on Twitter in particular were up in arms sharing necessary information to those trapped in the offices, calling out fake news mongers and even journalists sharing images that were insensitive.

That and much more, here are tweet samples that clearly outline how Kenyans united to stand against the enemy.

1. Uber Kenya was offering free rides to Kenyans willing to go donate blood for the affected victims.


2. Selfless Kenyans bringing breakfast to the police at the scene in the wake of the attack.

3. Many Kenyans went to donate blood, including those in Mombasa.

4. Praise to the police for a job well done.


5. Beautiful messages of solidarity were shared across social media.

6. Some civilians were on ground helping the best way they can and even risked their lives.


7. We urged each other to refrain from sharing false and unverified information.

8. We called out international media sharing insensitive images.

9. Police shared numbers to be shared with those still trapped inside.


10. Red Cross were also actively helping in all ways possible.

11. RIP to all those who lost their loves in the attack.


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